In 1911, in a cave outside Kiev, the mutilated body of the Christian child Andrei Yushchinsky was found, having been stabbed 47 times. During the funeral procession for the boy, members of ... See full summary »

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In 1911, in a cave outside Kiev, the mutilated body of the Christian child Andrei Yushchinsky was found, having been stabbed 47 times. During the funeral procession for the boy, members of the Black Hundreds, an organization similar to the KKK, passed out pamphlets labeling the crime as a Jewish ritual murder. The pamphlet read in part: "ORTHODOX CHRISTIANS! The Yids have tortured Andryusha Yushchinsky to death! Every year before their Passover, they torture to death several dozens of Christian children in order to get their blood to mix with their matzos... Russians! If your children are dear to you, beat up the Yids! Beat them up until there is not a single Yid left in Russia. Have pity on your children! Avenge the unhappy martyr! It is time! It is time!" The Russian government, threatened by revolutionary upheaval, saw in this incident a golden opportunity. At the direction of the Minister of Justice and the Tsar, prosecutors framed a Jewish factory manager, Mendel Beilis. Their ... Written by Elisabeth Sperling

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