She was accused, among other things, of causing the illness and death of several people, but it is thought the charges brought against her may have been politically motivated.
Hartmut Hegeler, a 65-year-old retired priest, is bringing the case to the same city authority that convicted Henoth four centuries ago, where he hopes she will be acquitted.
He told the newspaper that the city's appeals committee had an "historic opportunity" to clear Henoth's name and take "a symbolic stand against a violation of human dignity."
Hegeler hopes that Katharina's case will be the first of many. He is seeking acquittals for all of the women executed for witchcraft in Cologne during the European witch craze. I applaud him for being willing to shed light on the injustices carried out during those times in the name of stopping witchcraft, though of course at the end of the day with or without an acquittal the victims are still just as dead.