This Day in Jewish History

1808: Napoleon Issues Decrees to Frenchify the Jews

With his three decrees, including the 'infamous' one, the Emperor sought to make the Jews fully French. It wouldn't work.

David Green
David B. Green
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Napoleon grants freedom to the Jews, 1806, artist unknown. Source: Goethe und seine Zeit (Salzburg: Andreas & Andreas, 1982), p. 281.
Napoleon grants freedom to the Jews, 1806, artist unknown.Credit: Wikimedia Commons
David Green
David B. Green

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