The Ritual Murder Trial in Modern Jewish History: What is New?

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The Ritual Murder Trial in Modern Jewish History: What is New?

Postcard, "Autopsy of the corpse of Anežka Hrůzová in the Polná morgue."
Handwritten message reads: "Dear Friends, we just received a letter from the district court concerning our matter. Thanks and heartfelt greetings, Your devoted, Havelinský's."
Hartmann Schedel
Nüremberg Chronicle
Ritual Murder of Simon of Trent, woodcut illustration
Nüremberg, 1493
Macabre twentieth-century postcard titled "Autopsy of the corpse of Anežka Hrůzováin the Polná morgue"
Credit: Muzeum Vysočiny pobočka Polná
Woodcut depicting the ritual murder of Simon of Trent