Jack the Ripper is a pseudonym of a murderer held
to have been responsible for at least five unsolved murders that took place
in the Whitechapel area of east London between August and November 1888.
Among other widely publicized and gruesome crimes of the period, the "Ripper"
case has become one of the most notorious in British criminal history:
it has generated numerous theories as to the true identity of the Ripper,
as well as many fictional versions of the story in novels and films.
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