This Day in Jewish History 1882: Blood Libel Ignites Fresh Jew-hatred in Hungary

The court threw out the Tizsaeszlar blood-libel case, but its aftershocks led to creation of the National Anti-Semitic Party, whose sentiment persists to this day – in the form of Jobbik.

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April 1, 1882, is the date on which the ugly drama of the Tizsaeszlar blood-libel case – a modern playing-out of an ancient anti-Jewish act– began unfolding in Hungary. Although the case ended with a complete...