BRIEF CHRONOLOGY OF JEWISH RITUAL MURDER
COMPILED FROM ARNOLD LEESE’S HEAVILY DOCUMENTED
JEWISH RITUAL MURDER
419 B.C. Socrates gives an account of a case at Inmestar, a town between Chalcis and Antioch.
1st Century B.C. Greeks reported that it was a Jewish custom to sacrifice annually a Greek boy, specially fattened for the occasion.
1080 A.D. Thinking to invoke the divine mercy, at a solemnisation of the Passover, they (the Jews) sacrificed a youth, the son of a rich tradesman at Paris, for which all the criminals are executed and all Jews banished from France.
1144 Norwich, A twelve-year-old boy was crucified and his side pierced at Jewish Passover. Jew confesses that the Jews took blood every year from a Christian child.
1160 Gloucester, The body of a child named Harold was found in the river with the usual wounds of crucifixion.
1171 Blois, France. At Passover, a Christian child was crucified, his body drained of blood and thrown into the river.
1179 Pontoise. A boy named Richard was tortured, crucified and bled white.
1181 Bury St. Edmunds. A child called Robert was sacrificed at Passover.
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1192 Winchester. A boy crucified.
1192 Braisne. Christian crucified.
1232 Winchester Boy crucified.
1235 Norwich. They (the Jews) circumcise and attempt to crucify a child.
1235 Fulda, Hesse-Nassau. Five children murdered for their blood; Jews confessed.
1244 London. A child’s body found unburied in the cemetery of St. Benedict, with ritual cuts.
1247 Valreas, France. Just before Easter, a two-year-old girl’s body was found in the town moat with wounds on forehead, hands and feet. Jews confessed they wanted the blood of the child.
1250 Sargossa. A boy crucified.
1255 Lincoln. A boy called Hugh was kidnapped by the Jews and crucified and tortured in hatred of Jesus Christ.
1257 London. A child sacrificed.
1261 Pforzheim, Baden. An old woman sold a seven-year-old girl to the Jews, who bled her, strangled her and threw the body into the river.
1276 London. Boy crucified.
1279 Northampton. A child crucified.
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1285 Munich. Illustrated in Bavaria Sancta.
1286 Oberwesel on the Rhein. A boy named Werner was tortured for three days at passover, hanged by the legs and bled white. The body was found in the river.
1287 Berne. Rudolf, a boy, was murdered at Passover in the house of a rich Jew called Matler. Jews confessed that he had been crucified.
1288 Troyes. Jews tried by proper authority for ritual murder.
1290 Oxford. A Jew, Isaac de Pulet, detained for the murder of a Christian boy.
1303 Weissensee (Thuringia).
1305 Prague. Alleged crucifixion of a Christian at Passover.
1331 Ueberlingen. Child’s body found in well with wounds indicating that it had been sacrificed by Jews. The judges of the place had a number of Jews burned.
1345 Munich. Illustrated in Bavaria Sancta.
1347 Cologne. The sacrificial knife in this case is preserved at the Church of St. Sigbert.
1407 Cracow. A polish priest, Budek, charged the Jews with murdering a boy at Easter.
1468 Segovia. Jews tried by the Bishop.
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1462 Rinn, Innsbruck. A boy called Andreas Oxner was bought by the Jews and sacrificed for his blood on a stone in the forest. The body was found by his mother in a birch-tree. Jews fled across the border.
1468 Sepulveda, Segovia, Spain. The Jews Sacrificed a Christian child on a cross. The Bishop of Segovia investigated the crime, and ordered the culprits to Segovia, where they were executed.
1470 Endingen, Baden. Jews burned for killing four Christians ritually eight years previously.
1475 Trent, Italy. A three-year-old boy named Simon circumcised and ritually murdered for the purpose of obtaining Christian blood to mix with the ceremonial unleavened bread. Jews confessed separately and agreed in all essential details.
1480 Venice. This case was admitted in the Jewish Encyclopedia, 1906, Vol. XII, page 410.
1485 Padua, Jews tried by proper authority.
1490 Toledo. A boy called Christopher at LaGuardia, near Toledo, was ritually crucified. The ritual murder case was one of the main factors which disposed the King and Queen to expel the Jews from Spain.
1494 Tyrnau, Hungary. A boy was bled white and killed. The Jews who were arrested in this case confessed that this was the fourth child they had killed for the blood.
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1494 Alonzo de Spina, a Jew and Rector of Salamanca University, accused the Jews of murdering children for ritual purposes.
1510 Brandenburg. Several Jews were accused of buying a small Christian boy, bleeding him and killing him. Jews confessed and 41 were executed.
1529 Posing, Hungary. Child murdered for its blood. Many Jews burned after confession.
1555 Hananel di Foligno, of Rome, accused the Jews before Pope Marcellus II of the ritual murder of a boy.
1598 Podolia. Jews tried and condemned, after a rabbi had confessed to killing four-year-old Albert at Passover and bleeding him.
1603 Verona. A Jew was tried on a charge of killing a child to get its blood for an infamous purpose. He was acquitted.
1614 Samuel Frederich Brenz, a Jew, wrote a book revealing the ritual murder practice of the Jews. It was called Judiscer Abgestreifter Schlangenbalg and was published at Nuremberg.
1670 Metz. Jews tried by proper authority and sentenced by order of Parliament.
17-- A converted Jew, Serafinovicz, wrote a book admitting ritual murder as a Jewish practice.
1720 Paul Christian Kirchner, converted Jew, admitted in his Judisches Ceremoniel, Frankfurt, that dried Christian blood was considered useful as a remedy for certain diseases of women.
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1748 Dunigrod, Poland. Jews tried and condemned for ritual murder by Episcopal Court.
1753 Zhytornir, Poland. Jews tried and condemned for ritual murder by Episcopal Court.
1759 A converted Jew, J.J. Frank, formed a sect called the Frankists at Lemberg. These people were all Jews who had be come Christians in revolt against the evils taught in the Talmud. They said that it was the Talmud which was the root of all the troubles between Jews and Gentiles. Prince Etienne de Mikoulissky, administrator of the archdiocese of Lemberg, instituted public debates between the Frankists and the Talmudic Jews. A debate held in July took place in which various matters were dealt with point by point until six points had been settled; the seventh one was the Frankists’ declaration that “The Talmud teaches the employment of Christian blood and he who believes in the Talmud ought to make use of this blood.” The Frankists said they had learned this in their youth as Jews. The Frankists completely defeated their opponents in these debates. Ultimately they became assimilated into the Christian community.
1764 Orcuta, Hungary. Boy found dead, covered with wounds suggestive of ritual murder.
1791 Tasnad, Hungary. Jews condemned for murdering and bleeding a boy.
1797 Galatz, Rumania. About this time “The ritual murder accusation became epidemic” (Jewish Encyclopedia, 1905, Vol. X, p. 513).
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1803 A converted ex-rabbi wrote a book in the Moldavian language in 1803 which was published again in Greek in 1834 by Giovanni de Georgio under the title Ruin of the Hebraic Religion. This converted rabbi called himself by the name Neophyte. Extracts from his book were quoted in Achille Laurent’s Relations Historique des Affaires de Syrie depuis 1840 & 1842. These extracts give very full information and confirm the murder, crucifixion and bleeding of Christians by Jews for ritual purposes, and the use of the blood for mixing with the Passover bread; and say that the practice is handed down by oral tradition and that nothing appears about it in writing in the Jewish religious books.
1812 Corfu. Three Jews were-condemned for the murder of a Christian child.
18-- Paulus Meyer, converted Jew, accused the Jews of ritual murder in his Wolfe in Schafsfell, Schafe in Wolfspelz (Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing, etc.). He had a libel action brought against him by the Jews he accused of being involved in a case of alleged ritual murder, and was sentenced to four months’ arrest.
1823 Velisch, Russia. On Easter Sunday, a 2½-year-old boy disappeared. His body was found in a marsh one week later; there were punctured mounds all over the body and the skin was scarified. There were wounds of circumcision; the feet were bloody and a bandage had been tied around the legs. The body had been undressed, washed, and again dressed. No blood was found near the body, which was drained of blood. Doctors
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gave evidence on oath that-the child had been tortured to death. Some years later, five Jews were arrested together with three Russian women who had become Jewesses; these three women confessed that they had, one week before in 1823, been made drunk by a Jewess who kept an inn and that the latter had bribed one of them to procure a boy. One of ,the converted Jewesses described how the boy had been forcibly circumcised by the Jews and rolled about in a barrel until his skin was scraped all over. The boy had been taken to the school where a number of Jews were assembled, laid in a trough, and all present had made stabs with a nail in his side and temples. When the boy died under this torture, his body was taken to a wood by two of the converted Jewesses; and the third woman took a bottle of the blood of the boy to the Jewess innkeeper aforesaid. Next day, the rabbi’s wife took the three women to the school where the Jews were gathered; bottles were filled from the trough by means of a funnel, and the rabbi dipped a nail into the blood and dropped a little on to a number of pieces of cloth, one piece of which was given to everyone present. The case went to the Imperial Council at St. Petersburg, all the lower courts which dealt with the case having found the Jews guilty. The Imperial Council reversed the verdict and on 18th January, 1835, the three Russian Jewish convert women were sent to Siberia whilst all the Jews were acquitted of the crime!
1826 Paul Louis Bernard Drach, ex-Grand, Rabbi of Strasburg, Germany, published a Deuxieme lettre d’un
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rabbin converti, Paris, 1827. On page 7 he said “The zeal of these rabbis goes as far as dedicating to death all those who follow the doctrine of the Trinity, and consequently all Christian Israelites.”
1831 St. Petersberg. The daughter of a noncommissioned officer was the victim in this case. There were five judges, of whom four recognised the ritual character of the murder. The Jewish murderers were transported to Siberia.
1839 During the Damascus ritual murder trial, the French Consul, Comte Ratti-Menton, by whose energy and determination the case was brought to light, received a letter from Comte de Suzannet, who wrote: “Nearly a year ago, a box arrived at the custom-house that a Jew came to claim; on being asked to open it, he refused and offered first 100 piastres, then 200, then 300, then 1,000 and at last 10,000 piastres. The custom-house official persisted, and opened the box, discovering therein a bottle of blood. On asking the Jew for an explanation, the latter said that they had the custom of preserving the blood of their Grand Rabbis or important men. He was allowed to go, and left for Jerusalem.”
Comte Ratti-Menton then looked for the chief of the custom-house, but found he had died! His successor, who had been associated with him, only vaguely recollected the affair; but he confirmed that the box had contained several bottles of red liquid and that he thought the Jew who came to claim it was Aaron Stambouli of Damascus who had told him the substance was an efficacious drug.
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The quick death of the chief custom-house officer is not surprising; witnesses of the crimes of Israel are subject to a sudden demise. But the reader will perhaps be more impressed by the fact that this Aaron Stambouli was one of those subsequently found guilty of the ritual murder of Father Thomas at Damascus and condemned!
1840 The Damascus case. The Jewish Festival of Purim fell on 15th February, 1840. Father Thomas, a Catholic monk, disappeared in Damascus on 5th February. His servant went to look for him and disappeared also. After a while seven Jews were arrested. They confessed to having murdered Father Thomas for the sake of his blood. In all sixteen Jews were arrested. Several of them described how the blood was required and collected from the cut throat of the victim to send to a rabbi for use in preparing ceremonial bread.
Grand Rabbi Yakub el Entabi was brought before the Court of Investigation, and he admitted that blood was required for the ceremonial bread. He also confessed to having received Father Thomas’s blood.
1840 Rhodes. On the eve of Purim a, small Greek boy was missed; he had been seen entering a house in the Jewish quarter; after that he was never seen again.
1847 Mount Lebanon.
1852 and 1853 Saratov. Two ritual murders are involved this time one, a 10-year old boy in December, 1852; the other, 11-year-old, in January, 1853, After a flood, both bodies were found on the
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bank of the Volga, pierced with many wounds. Eight years later, two Jews, Schiffermann and Zourloff, were duly tried for these murders and convicted. They were sentenced to 28 years’ labour in the mines, and they died during their imprisonment.
1880 Smyrna. Many Jews were massacred after a missing child’s body had been found on the beach covered with punctured wounds at Passover.
1882 Esther Solymosi, 14 years old, of Tisza Eszlar, Hungary, disappeared on 1st April; the five-year-old son of the Jewish sexton told some women that his mother had enticed the girl into their house, whence she had been slipped by some Jews into the synagogue premises. This report came to the ears of Mrs. Solymosi, Esther’s mother, who immediately reported to the police.
At the trial another son of the Jewish sexton , Maurice Seharf, aged 14, admitted that he had seen through the keyhole of the synagogue door that Esther had been murdered by certain Jews and bled white, her blood being collected in a vase. It was found by ocular view on the spot that the place where these events were said to have occurred was actually in sight to anyone looking through the keyhole. Witnesses also said they had heard cries from the synagogue on the day when the girl was first missing.
To test the veracity of the 14-year-old Maurice, the Judge told him that his tale could not be true as Esther was alive; the boy replied that “no one could be alive after being cut on the neck like that.”
A number of Jews were arrested,
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and confessed that they had taken part in the ritual murder of Esther to get her blood for the Passover.
1838 Breslau, Germany. On 21st July, Max Bernstein, aged 24, a pupil at the Talmudic College, met an eight-year old Christian boy, Severin Hacke, bought him some sweetmeats and took him to his (Bernstein’s) home. There, he stripped. the boy of his clothing and with a knife made incisions in a certain part of the child’s body, collecting the blood that came from the cuts on a piece of blotting-paper. When the boy was naturally frightened, the Jew told him there was no need for fear as he only wanted a little blood.
The boy escaped and Bernstein was arrested and sentenced to three months’ imprisonment in spite of the prosecuting attorney maintaining that it was a ritual case for the extraction of blood for the needs of a Jewish rite.
1891 Xanten, Prussia. A five-year-old boy called Hegmann was :murdered, his throat cut and the body bloodless.
1899 Polna, Bohemia, Agnes Hruza, l9 years of age, was murdered 29th March, 1899. On 1st April, her body was found in a wood with the head nearly severed from the body. In spite of this frightful wound, there was no blood about, although the body itself was almost bloodless.
Then, another girl’s body was found, too decomposed to show the cause of death; this was the body of Maria Klima, who had disappeared 17th July, 1898. The Jew Hilsner arrested,
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tried and convicted, The death sentence was commuted to life imprisonment.
A point of interest in this case is that the prisoner’s counsel at this trial was Masaryk, later President of Czecho-Slovakia; this work seems to have stood him in good stead in later life!
Hilsner was released from prison by the Marxists in the rioting of 1918.
1900 Konitz, West Prussia. A 19-year-old youth, Ernst Winter, was murdered. His body was dismembered and parts of it were found in different localities. The county physician pronounced death to have occurred from loss of blood. The culprits were never discovered, but a large assembly of foreign Jews visited the town the night of the murder and left the next day.
1911 Kiev, Russia. Joutchinski, a 13-year-old boy, was found murdered with curious wounds and drained of blood. Father Pranaitis, theologian and Hebraist, considered that the evidence showed every sign of it being a Jewish ritual murder. He said that the Zohar, the cabbalistic book of the Jews, described the ritual murder, prescribing thirteen stabs in the right temple, seven in the left one, which is exactly how the head of the murdered boy had been treated.
Though the murder could not be fixed upon any particular individual, after the Jewish Bolshevik Revolution, the Cheka shot the Judge, the Public Prosecutor and many of the witnesses, including Father Pranaitis, the medical expert Kororatav, and Professor
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Sikorski, Professor Pawlow, who was a witness for the defence, became a leading scientist in Bolshevik Russia!
1913 A converted Jew, Cesar Algranati, enumerated over 100 cases of ritual murder, of which 27 were in the 19th century, for the Catholic publication Cashiers Romains of 29th November, 1913.
1928 Gladbeck, Germany. At the time of Purim a twenty-year-old lad called Helmuth Daube was found dead in front of his home, with his throat cut, his genital organs missing, whilst there were wounds on the hands and stabs in the abdomen. There was no blood about where the body was found and it was bloodless. Experts said in Court that the throat showed the Jewish ritual cut.
1929 Manau, Germany. A five-year-old boy named Kessler disappeared on 17th March. The body was found in a wood, with throat cut from ear to ear superficially, whilst there was a deep stab in the neck cutting the main vessels. The body was bloodless and there was no blood found near it. It was just before Passover, and the local Jewish butcher had suddenly disappeared. Dr. Burgel, the Court doctor, said it was a case of ritual murder.
1932 Paderborn Germany. Martha Kaspar murdered just before Purim. Court told by a doctor that some litres of blood must have been taken out. One Jew sent to asylum and another sent to prison
1935 Afghanistan. A Mohammedan child was robbed and riddled with stabs by Jews. The Court verdict was that this was done for ritual purposes.
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1937 Argentine, Two-year-old Eugenio Iraola was kidnapped and killed for ritual purposes.
(Read Arnold Leese’s Jewish Ritual Murder – see bibliography of this work for details.)
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