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From 17. 06. To 03. 10. 1999

Murder in Polná - Exhibition to mark the centenary of the Hilsner Affair

From 17. 06. 1999 to 03. 10. 1999

Spanish Synagogue: 17 June - 3 October

Polna Synagogue: from November 1999 

The myth of Jewish ritual murder, known as the blood libel, came into being at a time of religious intolerance, crusades and persecution of Jews. The first blood libel case occurred in 1235 in Fulda, Germany, and the most infamous case took place in 1475 in Trent, Italy. These accusations had tragic consequences, with the torturing of hundreds of Jews, pogroms and expulsions. In the 17th century the blood libel was particularly widespread in Eastern Europe. Not a single case was ever proved and the myth was often refuted by experts, as well as by secular and church authorities.

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