The Velizh Affair: Blood Libel in a Russian Town by Eugene M. Avrutin
English | December 1st, 2017 (2018 Edition) | ISBN: 0190640529, 9780190640521 | 249 pages | True PDF | 21.31 MB
On April 22, 1823, a three-year-old boy named Fedor finished his lunch and went to play outside. Fedor never returned home from his walk. Several days later, a neighbor found his mutilated body drained of blood and repeatedly pierced. In small market towns, where houses were clustered together, residents knew each other on intimate terms, and people gossiped in taverns, courtyards, and streets, even the most trivial bits of news spread like wildfire. It did not take long before rumors began to emerge that Jews murdered the little boy.