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A Crash Course in Jewish History: Blood libel
Nothing can rationally explain the extreme Christian accusations leveled against the Jews at this time: Jews killed babies and drank their blood!

Blood Libel: Wikipedia
The term blood libel refers to allegations that Jews killed Christian children or infants and used their blood to make Passover matzohs.

The Ritual Murder Accusation at Blois, May, 1171
In 1171 the Jews of Blois, France, were accused of having crucified a Christian child during the Passover holydays and of having thrown the corpse into the Loire. This is the first time that the accusation of ritual murder was made in continental Europe. It is difficult to account for its occurrence just at this time unless it is a reverberation of the William of Norwich tale of a generation before. The accusation that Jews require Christian blood for their Passover ritual has been made against the Jews from that time on down to the present day in practically all lands and has cost the lives of hundreds of innocent Jewish men, women, and children.

The Black Death and the Jews 1348-1349 CE
In 1348 there appeared in Europe a devastating plague which is reported to have killed off ultimately twenty-five million people. By the fall of that year the rumor was current that these deaths were due to an international conspiracy of Jewry to poison Christendom.

A Government Blood Libel: The Beilis Affair
In March 1911 the body of a young Christian boy is found in Kiev, the Czarist authorities seize the opportunity to revive the age-old accusation of ritual murder.

Saudi newspaper editor 'apologizes' for Purim blood libel
A Saudi Arabian newspaper editor yesterday issued a backhanded apology for a column published last week which resurrected the medieval blood libel against Jews by claiming they use the blood of Christian or Muslim "mature adolescents" to prepare special Purim pastries

Americans React to Damascus Blood Libel
The earliest collective action by American Jews on behalf of their overseas brethren came in response to the Damascus blood libel of 1840.