This Day in Jewish History 1738: A Controversial Financier Hangs

Joseph Suess Oppenheimer, adviser and confidant of Duke Karl Alexander of Stuttgart, Germany, rejects conversion and gets the gallows in 1738.

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On February 4, 1738, Joseph Suess Oppenheimer, a controversial Jewish financier and close adviser to the recently deceased Duke Karl Alexander of Wuerttemberg, was executed by hanging in Stuttgart, Germany,...