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List of blood libels against Jews

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List of blood libels against Jews.

The following list of cases, where the blood accusation has been raised, with short indications of the results and of the authorities for the statements, may be found useful for reference. Some of the more frequently quoted authorities are referred to by abbreviations as follows:

A. R. = Amador de los Rios, "Historia de los Judios en España"; A. J. Y. B. = "American Jewish Year Book," 1901-2; Csl. = Cassel, article "Juden," in Ersch and Gruber, "Encyc." ser. 2, part xxvii.; Sch. = Scherer, "Rechtsverhältnisse der Juden in Oesterreich," 1901; St. = Stobbe, "Die Juden in Deutschland"; Str. = Strack, "Das Blut"; Jb. = Jahresberichte der Geschichtswissenschaft"; Zz. = Zunz, "Synagogale Poesie des Mittelalters."


1st century Apion claims that the Jews sacrifice Greek victims. (Josephus, Against Apion II, 8)

1144 Norwich (St. William): James and Jessopp, "St. William of Norwich"; Jacobs, "Jews of Angevin England," pp. 19-256.

1168 Gloucester (Harold): "Gloucester Chronicle," ed. Hart, i. 20; Jacobs, l.c., p. 45.

1171 Blois (31 burned; 17 Jewesses, singing 'Alenu): Zz. p. 24.

1181 Bury St. Edmunds (St. Robert): Jacobs, l.c., p. 75.

1192 Winchester (boy): Richard of Devizes, ed. Howlett, p. 435; Jacobs, l.c., pp. 146-148.

1199 (?) Erfurt (3 Jews hanged, 3 burned [2 women]): Zz. p. 26.

1235 Wolfsheim (18 Jews killed): "Monumenta Germaniæ," xvi. 31; St. p. 281.

1247 (Mar. 26) Valréas: "Rev. Etudes Juives," vii. 304.

1255 Lincoln (Little St. Hugh): Matthew Paris, "Historia Major," ed. Luard, v. 516-518, 522, 543; Jacobs, "Jewish Ideals," pp. 192 et seq.

1267 Pforzheim: Alonzo á Spina, "Fortalitum Fidei," 5th cruelty; I. Loeb, "Josef Haccohen," p. 40.

1270 (June 29) Weissenburg, Alsace: "Mon. Germ." xvii. 191; St. p. 282.

1283 Mayence (10 Jews killed): "Mon. Germ." xvii. 210; St. p. 282.

1285 Munich (90 Jews killed): Zz. p. 33; "Mon. Germ." xi. 210, 872; xvii. 415; St. p. 282.

1286 Friesland: Csl. p. 79a; Zz. p. 33.

1286 (June 28) Oberwesel and Boppard (St. Werner, 40 Jews killed): Grätz, "Gesch. der Juden," vii. 201, 478; "Mon. Germ." xvii. 77; St. p. 282.

1287 (May 2) Salzburg: Csl. p. 79a.

1288 (April 24) Troyes: Auto da fé (13 burnt), "Rev. Et. Juives," ii., 199 et seq.

1290 Laibach: Sch. p. 525.

1292 Colmar: Böhmer, "Fontes Rerum Germanicarum," ii. 30; St. p. 283.

1292 Krems (2 Jews broken on wheel): "Mon. Germ." xi. 658; St. p. 283; Sch. p. 348 (who gives the date as 1293).

1294 Bern (Rudolf): Böhmer, l.c., ii. 32; "Arch. Oester. Geschichtsquellen," iii. 143; St. p. 283.

1302 Remken: Böhmer, l.c., ii. 39; St. p. 283.

1303 Weissensee (boy found hanged): Zz. p. 36; St. p. 283; Csl. p. 79b.

1305 Prague and Vienna: Zz. p. 36; Csl. p. 79b.

1308 Thuringia: Csl. p. 79b.

1317 Chinon: Str. p. 144.

1329 Savoy, Geneva, Romilly, Annecy, etc.: Str. ib.

1331 Ueberlingen: Csl. p. 79b; Zz. p. 38.

1387 Strasburg: "Urkundenbuch der Stadt Strassburg," vi. 207; Jewish Encyclopedia, i. 457b.

1345 Munich (Heinrich): Str. p. 145.

XIV. cent. (end of) Vialana: "Rev. Etudes Juives," x. 232-236; Jb. viii.

1401 Diessenhofen: Zz. p. 47; Ulrich, "Sammlung Jüd. Gesch. in der Schweiz," p. 248; St. p. 288; Löwenstein, "Bodensee," p. 82.

1407 (Oct. 26, 3d day of Easter) Cracow: Zz. p. 47; Csl. p. 133b; Dlugoss, "Historia Poloniæ," i. 186; Jost, "Gesch. der Israeliten," vii. 279.

1428 Regensburg (Ratisbon): Zz. p. 48; Csl. p. 79b.

1430 Ravensburg, Ueberlingen, Lindau: Zz. p. 48.1435 Palma: A. R. ii. 85-87; Mut, "Mallorca," vii. xv.

1442 Lienz, Tyrol: Borrelli, "Dissertazione," p. 243b; Sch. pp. 589-591.

1453 Arles: Zz. p. 50.

1462 Rinn (Andreas): Str. p. 145; Sch. pp. 592-596 (denies).

1468 (Dec. 25) Sepulveda: A. R. iii. 166.

1470 Endingen: Sch. p. 430; Schreiber, "Urkundenbuch," ii. 520; St. p. 291.

1473 Regensburg: Zz. p. 51; Csl. p. 79b.

1475 Trent (Simon): Sch. pp. 596-614, 643-647, and the note to pp. 598-599 giving bibliography.

1476 Regensburg (through the apostate Wolfram): Zz. p. 51; St. pp. 77, 292; Sch. p. 615.

1480 (July 4) Venice (Sebastian of Porto Buffole; 3 Jews burned): "Jüdische Merkwürdigkeiten," ii. 256; Sch. p. 615.

1490 La Guardia: Isidore Loeb, in "Rev. Etudes Juives," xv.

1494 Tyrnau (12 Jews and 2 Jewesses burned; the remainder expelled): Zz. p. 52; Schudt, l.c., i. 115; Bergl, "Gesch. der Juden in Ungarn," p. 51.

1504 Frankfort-on-the-Main: Jb. xv. 21.

1505 Budweis (child murder accusation; 13 Jews drowned themselves): Oefele, "Scriptores," i. 135; St. p. 292.

1518 Geisingen: Löwenstein, in "Zeitschrift f. d. Gesch. der Juden in Deutschland," iii. 383; Jewish Encyclopedia, i. 1.

1529 Poesing (30 Jews burned): Zz. p. 55; Némethy, in "Neuzeit," xxviii.; Jb. xi.; D. Kaufmann, in "Monatsschrift," xxxviii.


1540 Neuburg: Zz. p. 57; Csl. p. 79b.

1545 Amasia, Asia Minor (many hanged; Dr. Joseph Abiob burned): "Shebet Yehudah," iii.; Zz. p. 58; I. Loeb, "Joseph Haccohen," p. 432 (who gives the date as 1542).

1553 Asti (Jews imprisoned on murder charge): Zz. p. 336.

1554 Rome (accusation threatens through Hananel Foligno, averted by Alexander Farnese): Vogelstein and Rieger, "Gesch. der Juden in Rom," ii. 151.

1564 Byelsk: "Regesti," sub anno.

1570 Brandenburg (case of Lippold): Zz. p. 338, Jost, l.c., viii. 213-214; Csl. p. 93a, b (gives the date as 1573).

1571 Hellerspring: Csl. p. 79b.

1593 (Dec.) Frankfort-on-the-Main (blood accusation suggested in a trial of a Jew): "Rev. Etudes Juives," xiv. 282-289.

1598 Luck (3 Jews executed): Zz. p. 340.

1623 Ragusa (Isaac Jeshurun martyred): Zz. p. 342.

1650 Razinai: Jb. xvi.

1654 Gt. Poland: D. Kaufmann, in "Monatsschrift," xxxviii. 89-96; Vogelstein and Rieger, l.c., ii. 211.

1668 Vienna: Zz. p. 346.

1670 (Jan. 17) Metz (Raphael Levi burned): Zz. p. 346; Csl. p.79 b.

1691 Wilna (4 Jews executed for child-murder): Steinschneider, "Cat. Bodl." Nos. 3691, 4028, 4030; Zz. p. 348.

1696 (June 8-July 4) Posen (false murder charge): Zz. pp. 348-349.

1698 Kaidan and Zausmer: Wolf, "Bibl. Hebr." iii. 380; Zz. p. 349.

1705 Viterbo: Vogelstein and Rieger, l.c., ii. 233; Roest, "Cat. Rosenthal. Bibl." i. 55.

1710 (April 5) Neamtz, Moldavia: "Rev. Etudes Juives," xiii. 137; A. J. Y. B. p. 37.

1710 Orlinghausen: Csl. p. 79b.

1712 Frankfort-on-the-Main: Csl. p. 79b.

1714 Roman, Romania: A. J. Y. B. p. 37.

1721 Danzig and Sinigaglia (child murder): Zz. p. 352.

1736 Posen (lasted four years): Zz. p. 353.

1743 Jaslau (Jew quartered): Zz. p. 354.

1745 Fürth (synagogue closed through false charge by apostate): Zz. p. 354.

1756 (Passover) Jampol, Poland: Vogelstein and Rieger, l.c., ii. 246.

1764 Orcuta, Hungary: Str. p. 148.

1783 Botoshani, Romania: A. J. Y. B. p. 43.

1788 Totiz: Jb. x. 45.

1791 Tasnád, Transylvania (Hungary): Str. p. 148.

1797 Galatz, Romania (4 killed; synagogue burned): A. J. Y. B. p. 45.

1801 (April 8) Bucharest (128 Jews killed by soldiers and populace): Ib. p. 48.

1803 Neamtz, Moldavia (4 Jews imprisoned): Ib. p. 48.

1811 Talowitza: Ib. p. 49.

1816 Piatra, Moldavia: Ib. p. 50.

1823 Velizh, Vitebsk (lasted twelve years): St. p. 186; Jost, l.c., xi. 341.

1824 Bakau: Psantir, "Korot," 1873, ii. 142; Loeb, "La Situation des Israélites en Turquie, en Serbie, et en Roumanie," p. 143.

1829 Boleslaw-on-the-Weichsel: Str. p. 149.

1829 Babowno: Jb. xviii. 65.

1834 (July 13) Neuenhoven, near Düsseldorf: Str. 149.

1838 Ferrara: Jost, l.c., xi. 285, note.

1839 Niezdow: Str. p. 150.

1840 Near Aix-la-Chapelle: Jost, l.c., xi. 345, note.

1840 (Feb. 5) Damascus (disappearance of Father Thomas; 13 Jews arrested and tortured; 4 died): Jost, l.c., xi. 346.

1840 Trianda, Rhodes: Jost, l.c., xi. 351-353.

1843 (Oct.) Marmora: Jost, l.c., xi. 379.

1844 Stobikowka: Str. p. 150.

1837 to 1847 Fiorenzola, Buffeto, Monticelli, Cortemaggiore: Jost, l.c., xi. 265, note.

1857 Saratov: Chwolson.

1859 (Apr. 14) Galatz, Romania: Loeb, l.c., p. 145.

1861 Chavlian: id. 261, 262.

1863 (March) Smyrna: Ellenberger, "Die Leidender Juden."

1867 (Oct. 3) Galatz (90 Jews injured; 4 synagogues destroyed): Loeb, l.c., p. 171.

1867 (Dec. 22) Calarash, Romania: Loeb, l.c., p. 166.

1877 Kutais, Transcaucasia: Chwolson, xii.

1882 (Apr. 1) Tisza-Eszlár (disappearance of Esther Solymosi).

1891 Corfu: Str. p. 151.

1891 (June 29) Xanten: Jewish Encyclopedia, i. 645b.

1891 (June) Nagy-Szokol: Str. p. 153.

1892 Eisleben: Str. p. 156.

1892 Ingrandes, France: Str. p. 157.

1892 Bakau, Romania: Str. p. 158.

1893 (March) Kolin, Bohemia: Str. p. 158.

1893 (June 9) Holleschau: Str. p. 159.

1893 Prague: Str. p. 160.

1894 Berent, Prussia: Str. p. 162.

1898 Skaisgirren: Str. p. 163.

1899 (Mar. 29) Polna, Bohemia.

1900 (Jan. 7) Nachod, Bohemia.

1900 (Mar. 28) Konitz, W. Prussia.G. J.

1983, 1986 Syrian Defense Minister (as of 2002) Field Marshal Mustafa Tlass publishes a book blaming the Jews for the Damascus Blood Libel (1840). [1] (http://memri.org/bin/articles.cgi?Page=archives&Area=ia&ID=IA9902)

2005 (January) 20 members of the Russian State Duma, with some 500 supporters, approach the Prosecutor General's Office, and accuse Jews of ritual murders of Christians.

A list of references on modern day blood libels against Jews from Arab Muslim sources is available here:

Talk:Blood_libel/references appear here.

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