This Day in Jewish History 1453: Breslau Burns Its Jews at the Stake

After the murders, Jewish children were forced to convert and Jews were banned from Breslau for about 200 years.

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On July 4, 1453, some 40 members of the Jewish community of Breslau, in Lower Silesia, were burned at the stake. This punishment, which was accompanied by the expulsion from the city of any remaining Jews, was...