This Day in Jewish History 1389: Hundreds of Jews Massacred in Prague on Easter

All but the very youngest Jews were slaughtered, in many cases with their limbs being cut off, and their homes then plundered.

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April 17, 1389, was the first day of a two-day assault mounted on the Jewish community of Prague by its Christian neighbors. The Prague Pogrom, as it has come to be called, led to the deaths of an estimated...