Hogyan rabolták el Chaplin koporsóját 40 évvel ez előtt?

Hogyan rabolták el váltságdíj fejében Chaplin koporsóját?

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Tudjátok miért betonozták be Chaplin sírját? Olvassátok el, hogy két nappal a temetése után hogyan és kik rabolták el váltságdíj fejében a koporsóját! 

Charlie Chaplin’s Grave Robbed 40 Years Ago

40 years ago, two men dug up and removed Charlie Chaplin’s coffin with his body still inside in an attempt to extort money from his widow Oona; they were later caught and convicted, and the legendary comedian was eventually re-buried in his original plot. Just over 40 years ago, robbers snatched renowned entertainer Charlie Chaplin’s corpse from his grave near Lake Geneva in Switzerland. His fourth wife Oona was notified by police that her husband’s coffin with the body inside had been dug up and was missing.

The actor had died just months earlier on Christmas Day at the age of 88 and was buried two days later by their home. The thieves eventually contacted her with a ransom demand of more than $600,000 for the return of his body and even made threats against their two youngest children. She refused to comply, and, after five weeks of surveillance, two auto mechanics – Gantscho Ganev from Bulgaria and Roman Wardas of Poland – were arrested for the crime.   They led authorities to a cornfield near the family home where they had temporarily buried the coffin. The men were later convicted of grave robbing and attempted extortion.  Chaplin was put back in his original burial plot but with aconcrete coating to prevent future incidences.

Find words and expressions that mean the same from the text.

1. famous

2. money demanded in exchange for freeing someone

3. adead body

4. to inform

5. to do what you are told to do

6. for a period of time

7. awoman whose husband is dead

8. abox in which a dead person is buried

9. covering

10. an act of trying to do something

Key:

1. renowned

2. ransom

3. corpse

4. to notify

5. to comply

6. temporarily

7. widow

8. coffin

9. coating

10. attempt

Vocabulary

coffin

koporsó

attempt

kísérlet

to extort

kikényszeríteni, kicsikarni

widow

özvegy(asszony)

to convict

elítélni

to re-bury

újratemetni

renowned

híres

corpse

holttest

grave

sír

to notify

értesíteni

thief

tolvaj

ransom

váltságdíj

demand

követelés

threat

fenyegetés

to comply

engedelmeskedni, teljesíteni (kérést, követelést)

surveillance

rendőri megfigyelés

cornfield

kukoricaföld

temporarily

ideiglenesen

burial plot

sírhely

concrete

beton

coating

borítás, burkolat

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