The Synagogue Council of America called for prayers to memorialize President John F. Kennedy in 1963. Fifty years earlier, blood libel rumors spread in the Old Country.
Factory worker Mendel Beilis was cleared after a Ukraine trial blood libel murder trial a century ago. In 1938, pogroms spread across Germany and Austria.
A Jewish tailor was shot and wounded by a macaroni maker. In 1938, mass hysteria breaks out over H.G. Wells’ ‘War of the Worlds.’
A would-be witness in the Leo Frank murder trial claimed he was wrongly accused. As the Nazi takeover gathered pace, American Christians pleaded for action.
Morris Rosenthal fell in love with another woman, and left his wife, Bessie, and kids to move in with his new love. When that didn’t work out he returned, bent on violence