This day in Jewish history / A controversial financier hangs
Joseph Suess Oppenheimer, adviser and confidant of Duke Karl Alexander of Stuttgart, Germany, rejects conversion and gets the gallows in 1738.
On February 4, 1738, Joseph Suess Oppenheimer, a controversial Jewish financier and close adviser to the recently deceased Duke Karl Alexander of Wuerttemberg, was executed by hanging in Stuttgart, Germany, after being convicted of a litany of charges, including fraud and treason. Oppenheimer has figured in a number of literary and dramatic treatments over the centuries, most notoriously in a Nazi...
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