lecture 6 - WW1 21/09/2007 11:10:00 Mendel Belis...

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Unformatted text preview: WW1 21/09/2007 11:10:00 Mendel Belis (1874-1934) Jew from Ukraine, accused of killing a Christian boy and using his blood for services Brought to trial in summer of 1913, jury was stacked against him, judge too Was eventually acquitted Leo Frank (1884-1915) Accused of killing Mary Fegan Arrested, indicted for murder, all kinds of evidence was brought in, convicted and sentenced for murder Governor of Georgia changed Franks sentence from murder to a life in prison Knights of Mary Fegan broke into Leo Franks prison cell, lynched him, killed him Anti-Semitism has a history of being irrational - Germany was not on the top of the list when it came to Anti-Semitism Russia, Romania, France and possibly England and parts of the US more anti-Semitic than Germany On the eve of the first world war there was an event known as the Fin de Siecle...
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This note was uploaded on 04/01/2008 for the course HIST 386 taught by Professor Lupovitch during the Fall '07 term at University of Michigan.

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lecture 6 - WW1 21/09/2007 11:10:00 Mendel Belis...

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