August 20, 1684 || This Day in Jewish History / Padua attacks its Turk-friendly’ Jews
Mistakenly thinking the Christians had routed the Muslims from Buda, Paduans celebrate by sacking the ghetto - yet all the Jews survived.
On August 20, 1684, the Jewish population of Padua was spared from complete annihilation. Though angry neighbors stormed through and sacked the Jewish ghetto of this northern Italy city – no lives were lost.
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