Mainz Jews Blamed for Outbreak of Bubonic Plague Hot

Mainz Jews Blamed for Outbreak of Bubonic Plague

Burning Jews at the Stake

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Jews in Mainz are blamed for an outbreak of the bubonic plague, leading to a pogrom against them. They try to defend themselves and reportedly kill a couple of hundred of their Christian attackers. In the end, though, 6,000 Jews are killed — many burn themselves alive rather than fall into the hands of marauding Christians.


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