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Today in History: Mass Murder

Posted by Gilbert Stack on January 9, 2018 at 5:10 AM

On this day (January 9) in 1349, Jews in Basel, Switzerland were accused of poisoning the wells because fewer of them seemed to be dying of the Black Death than the Christians. 600 Jews were rounded up, shackled inside a barn and the building was set on fire. Their orphaned children were forcibly converted to Christianity.

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