This Day in Jewish History Massacre in Granada, Spain

Caught in inter-tribal hostilities between Arab communities that had recently conquered southern Spain, Jews were victims of a violent pogrom.

On December 30, 1066, the Jewish population of Granada, Spain, fell victim to a massacre by an angry Arab crowd -- with an estimated 4,000 killed. The pogrom followed the murder of Joseph Ibn Naghrela, the Jewish vizier to the Berber king of Andalusia.