This Day in Jewish History 1190: Pogrom in York Wipes Out Jewish Community

Four prominent citizens of the English town exploited the anti-Jewish atmosphere to have their debts to Jews erased.

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On March 16, 1190, the Jewish residents of York, England, numbering some 150, were murdered or took their own lives after rioters besieged them in the keep of York Castle. This was but one of a series of...