By Robert Weinberg
On Sunday, March 20, 1911, young children enjoying in a cave close to Kiev made a ugly discovery: the blood-soaked physique of clad boy. After right-wing teams asserted that the killing was once a ritual homicide, the police, without direct facts, arrested Menachem Mendel Beilis, a 39-year-old Jewish supervisor at a manufacturing facility close to the positioning of the crime. Beilis's trial in 1913 speedy grew to become a world reason célèbre. The jury eventually acquitted Beilis yet held that the crime had the hallmarks of a ritual homicide. Robert Weinberg's account of the Beilis Affair explores the explanations why the tsarist executive framed Beilis, laying off mild at the excesses of antisemitism in overdue Imperial Russia. fundamental files culled from the trial transcript, newspaper articles, Beilis's memoirs, and archival resources, many showing in English for the 1st time, convey readers nose to nose with this infamous trial.
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