This Day in Jewish History / A Blood Libel Trial That Captures the World's Attention

The age-old blood libel accusation was thrown against Menachem Mendel Beilis in Kiev in 1911, despite clear evidence that he committed no crime.

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On March 20, 1911, the body of 13-year-old Andrei Yuschinski was found in a cave outside Kiev, Ukraine, eight days after the boy disappeared on the way to school. His murder was the impetus for the blood-libel...