This Day in Jewish History 1519: Regensburg’s Jews Are Driven Out of the City

The 500-year-old community of this Bavarian city, expelled in 1519, was not permitted to return until 1669.

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On February 21, 1519, the Jewish community of Regensburg was ordered to leave the Bavarian city, but only after its members had demolished the interior of their 13th-century synagogue.