This Day in Jewish History, 1899 Jewish Cobbler Convicted in Blood Libel Case

Bohemian resident Leopold Hilsner is wrongly accused of killing a local woman and using her blood for making Passover matzo.

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On September 16, 1899, Leopold Hilsner, a 23-year-old Jewish cobbler from the town of Polna, in Bohemia, was convicted of the murder of Aneka Hrzov , a 19-year-old Catholic woman whose body had been found...