The Blood Libel

On the eve of Holocaust Memorial Day, Gareth Armstrong investigates an enduring antisemitic myth: that Jews ritually murder CHRISTIAN children and use their blood to make passover Matzah bread.

He traces the way this lie has resonated over the centuries, from its origins in East Anglia in the 1100s to the last ritual murder prosecution in Kiev in 1911.

In every case there is no evidence to support the charge, yet people believed it.

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20040126

On the eve of Holocaust Memorial Day, Gareth Armstrong investigates an enduring antisemitic myth: that Jews ritually murder CHRISTIAN children and use their blood to make passover Matzah bread.

He traces the way this lie has resonated over the centuries, from its origins in East Anglia in the 1100s to the last ritual murder prosecution in Kiev in 1911.

In every case there is no evidence to support the charge, yet people believed it.

20040126

On the eve of Holocaust Memorial Day, Gareth Armstrong investigates an enduring antisemitic myth: that Jews ritually murder CHRISTIAN children and use their blood to make passover Matzah bread.

He traces the way this lie has resonated over the centuries, from its origins in East Anglia in the 1100s to the last ritual murder prosecution in Kiev in 1911.

In every case there is no evidence to support the charge, yet people believed it.