This Day in Jewish History 1235: 34 Jews Burned to Death in First ‘Blood Cannibalism’ Case

Emperor Frederick was to clear the Jews of Fulda of the alleged murder of five Christians, but was too late to save them.

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On December 28, 1235, the residents of the town of Fulda, today in Hesse state in central Germany, rose up against their Jewish neighbors, burning 34 of them to death. The killings were meant to be revenge or...