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The Butcher's Tale: Murder and Anti-Semitism in a German Town

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In 1900, in a small Prussian town, a young boy was found murdered, his body dismembered, the blood drained from his limbs. The Christians of the town quickly rose up in violent riots to accuse the Jews of ritual murder--the infamous blood-libel charge that has haunted Jews for centuries. In an absorbing narrative, Helmut Walser Smith reconstructs the murder and the ensuing storm of anti-Semitism that engulfed this otherwise peaceful town. Offering an instructive examination of hatred, bigotry, and mass hysteria, is a modern parable that will be a classic for years to come. Winner of the Fraenkel Award. A Best Book of 2002.

Synopsis:

One of the most dramatic explorations of a German town in the grip of anti-Semitic passion ever written.

About the Author

Helmut Walser Smith is an associate professor of German history at Vanderbilt University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393325058
Author:
Smith, Helmut Walser
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
General
Subject:
Judaism - General
Subject:
Europe - Germany
Subject:
Jewish - General
Subject:
Murder - General
Subject:
Germany
Subject:
Crime - True Crime
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20031131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4 pages of illustrations
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.24x5.55x.71 in. .50 lbs.

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