117. The Galápagos Affair | Ecuador

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In 1929 an eccentric doctor, Friedrich Ritter and his mistress, Dore Strauch Koerwin, left Berlin to start a life on an uninhabited island in the Galápagos. They wrote articles about their life, surviving on nothing but hard work, philosophy and vegetables. Soon, more people followed to experience the same lifestyle. When a boisterous self-proclaimed Viennese baroness and her two lovers arrived on Floreana Island, tension rose. When she picked her favourite lover and crowned herself as Empress of the Galápagos, a storm erupted.

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Resources

YouTube

Hancock-Pacific Galapagos Expedition: The Empress of the Galapagos 1933-1935

YouTube

Der Galapagos KrimiEin Drama unter deutschen Aussteigern

The Galapagos Affair: Satan Comes to Paradise

Web

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Galapagos.to

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Cannibalism, nude Germans and a murder mystery: The secret history of the Galapagos

Unsolvable Mystery: Captain Hancock and the Case of the Quarrelsome Castaways

Love, Jealousy add to the Mystery of Death on ‘Enchanted Isles’

Das Ende der Galapagos Affaere

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The Galapagos Affair

Created & Produced by Sonya Lowe

Narrated by Noel Vinson

Audio editing: Blackwell Post

Music: “Nordic Medieval” by Marcus Bressler

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