A Memorandum on Ritual Murders


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Has the reality of Jewish ritual murder been proven in modern court proceedings according to accepted rules of evidence? This happened in Russia many times during the 19th and 20th centuries, far removed from any Medieval obscurantism. One of the most famous trials occurred in the Russian town of Velizh in the early 19th century after the mutilated and exsanguinated corpse of a little Christian boy had been found in the forest. Although the Jewish culprits would be eventually acquitted, the ritual nature of the murder would still be firmly established. That trial is described in detail in this book, along with many other cases of ritual murder. A Memorandum on Ritual Murders was written in 1844 by V.I. Dal, famed for his mammoth explanatory dictionary of the Russian language. Dal told the truth here because no one could censor him. In czarist Russia, one could speak freely on this subject, which is no longer the case in the present-day “democratic” Russian Federation.

Softcover, 141 pages, indexed, #937, $20