10 Mar Bloodthirsty crowd
Descendant S. and her husband A. were visiting York, an idyllic place in the United Kingdom. And where do you go to? To Clifford’s Tower, which offers you a beautiful view of the medieval city. In 1068 William the Conqueror built a wall with a wooden watchtower. In the tower the York Jewish community hided in 1190 when a bloodthirsty crowd chased them. The tower was set on fire. In order to escape the abhorrence, the Jews committed collective suicide. The wood was replaced by stone (1245), the blood-thirst still exists until today, not in York perhaps, but it always burns elsewhere.