The Beilis Affair

American Jewish Committee (AJC), Jewish Publication Society (JPS), 1915

This article comprehensively describes the Beilis Affair, the trial in Russia of Jewish laborer Mendel Beilis for an alleged ritual murder, and the international outcry that attended it. The facts of the case, the investigation, the spread of the blood libel rumors, the arrest of Beilis, and the admission of the actual perpetrators are outlined. Excerpts from the trial are included, and the events of the trial are described, day by day, in detail. Petitions of protest against the affair from various countries are included as appendices.

Topic: Antisemitism, International Relations, Crime, Law

Name of Publication: American Jewish Year Book

Volume/Issue: Vol. 16

Page Number(s): 19-89

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Russia , World

Language: English

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The Beilis Affair. American Jewish Year Book. American Jewish Committee (AJC),Jewish Publication Society (JPS). 1915: 19-89.


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