2,000 Jews Burned at Stake in France

2,000 Jews Burned at Stake in France

Jews Burned at the Stake
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In Strasbourg, France, about 2,000 Jews are burned at the stake in the town's Jewish cemetery with only the few who agree to convert to Christianity being spared. The Jews had been accused of a conspiracy against farmers when the price of corn dropped unexpectedly.

The Strasbourg town council votes to ban Jews from living in the city again for 100 years. It also votes to divide up the property of all the murdered Jews amongst the Christian residents. A few months later Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV pardons everyone for whatever role they played in the murders.

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