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1 February 1882 French Catholic Paper Complains against Jews #otdimjh

  The French Catholic newspaper La Croix publishes an article by Father Francois Picard, head of the Assumptionist order behind the journal, declaring that Jewish bankers and that they are behind all of Europe’s problems. (post from Skepticism.org) Picard writes: “To whom … Continue reading

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27 August 1255 Jews accused of ritual murder of Little Saint Hugh of Lincoln

Hugh was an eight year old boy from the Dernstall area of the city (now known as The Strait). He disappeared on 31 July 1255. His body was found in a well on 27/29 August. Despite the lack of any … Continue reading

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20 August 1826 Pope Leo XII Forbids Jews Leaving Ghetto in Rome Without Written Permission #otdimjh

A new edict from Pope Leo XII forbids Jews from leaving their ghetto in Rome without a written permit from the Criminal Tribunal [from skepticism.org] While outside the ghetto, Jews are forbidden from speaking in a “familiar way” with Christians. … Continue reading

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9 May 1244 Pope Innocent IV orders Louis IX of France to burn the Talmud #otdimjh

Pope Innocent IV was born in 1195 in Genoa, Italy. He became a Catholic priest and scholar and was elected as Pope in 1243. On May 9, 1244 Innocent IV issue a papal bull [bulla – the seal on papal … Continue reading

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22 April 1774 “Wandering Jew” of medieval myth arrives in Brussels #otdimjh

The “Wandering Jew” is a mythical figure – condemned to wander the earth forever – who embodies ancient and medieval anti-Judaism, and the teaching of Augustine that God had condemned the Jews to continue as ‘reluctant witnesses’ to their part … Continue reading

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20 April 1298 Röttingen/Rintfleisch massacres begin #otdimjh

On April 20, 1298, the Jews of Roettingen (today in northern Bavaria) suffered the first of a series of massacres that spread through the region. Over the coming months, what came to be called the Rintfleisch massacres were perpetrated against … Continue reading

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19 April 1506 Massacre of Jewish Conversos, Lisbon #otdimjh

Richard Zimler talks about his novel “The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon” The Lisbon Massacre, alternatively known as the Lisbon Pogrom or the 1506 Easter Slaughter was an incident in April, 1506, in which a crowd of Catholics, as well as … Continue reading

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25 March 1928 Pius XI condemns antisemitism but suppresses “Amici Israel” (Friends of Israel) #otdimjh

It was true that Pius XI had spoken out against anti-Semitism in 1928, but he had done so after banning a group in the Church that worked for improved relations between Catholics and Jews . (John Connelly writes (pp.96-97): This group, … Continue reading

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24 March 1475 Blood Libel and Alleged Martyrdom of Simon of Trent #otdimjh

The story of Simon of Trent belongs to the reign of Prince-Bishop Johannes IV Hinderbach, an Austrian noble, under the jurisdiction of Holy Roman Emperor Frederick III. Shortly before Simon went missing, Bernardine of Feltre, an itinerant Franciscan preacher, had … Continue reading

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16 March 1190 York’s Clifford Tower masacre – worst antisemitic attack in the UK #otdimjh

At the foot of Clifford’s Tower a plaque marks the darkest chapter in the history of York’s Jewish community. The plaque reads: On the night of Friday 16th March 1190 some 150 Jews and Jewesses of York, having sought protection in … Continue reading

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