This Day in Jewish History / N.Y. Residents Drop 1920s Blood Libel

The Jews of Massena were suspected of kidnapping a local girl for a Yom Kippur sacrifice before she was discovered safe and sound on this day.

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On September 23, 1928, 4-year-old Barbara Griffiths, of Massena, New York, was found alive and well and returned to her family, thus ending 24 hours of frenzied speculation by the residents of the town that...