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.

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