This Day in Jewish History 1338: Knights on Horseback Massacre Deggendorf's Jews

Lest the killings be perceived as sheer viciousness, the 'host desecration' libel was applied after the fact; 600 years later the gentiles admitted they may have made a mistake.

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On September 30, 1338, mounted knights entered the small Jewish quarter of the Bavarian town of Deggendorf, slaughtering its approximately 50 residents and pillaging and burning their property.