This Day in Jewish History / Boy Goes Missing in Italy Sparking Blood Libel

Two-year-old Christian boy called Simon goes missing in Trent, leading to torture and execution of eight Jews. Little Simon was later elevated to sainthood.

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On March 23, 1475, the Thursday before Easter, a two-year-old boy named Simon went missing from his family’s home in Trent, Italy. On Easter Sunday, his body was found – according to the version that quickly...