Beilis at 100 - Reflections on the Last Ritual Murder Trial in Europe
Thursday, 17 October 2013 from 18:00 to 20:00 (BST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Numerous events this year addressed the 100th anniversary of the last ritual murder trial in Europe, the Beilis trial in Russia. Then a cause célèbre, it constituted the closing chapter of a long story of legal persecutions based on religious prejudice. This talk by Francois Guesnet of UCL will reflect on how Jewish communities in eastern Europe dealt with recurring ritual murder accusations.