The tale of Hansel and Gretel could have been told to keep children from wandering off. But during the great famine of 1315-1317 A. D. that crushed most of continental Europe and England, disease, mass death, infanticide and cannibalism increased exponentially. Seeking relief, some desperate parents deserted their children and slaughtered their draft animals. Or Hansel and Gretel might have stumbled upon the home of the successful baker, Katharina Schraderin. In the 1600s, she concocted such a scrumptious ginger bread cookie that a jealous male baker accused her of being a witch. After being driven from town, a posse of angry neighbors hunted her down, brought her back to her home, and burned her to death in her own oven.
Real life event
Hansel & Gretel
SHES A WITCH!!
They wanted to find food with their parents
But their parents had deserted them. They had found a baker in the woods.
A nearby male baker got jealous of her talent and accuses her of being a witch
The town had banished her, but then hunted her down and burned her to death in her own oven