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Today in Jewish History - June 27 / Sivan 21

1096 June 27, XANTEN AND ELLER (Germany)

Map of Germany (showing Berlin)
Courtesy of Magellan Geographix
Massacre of the Jewish population. This was the second massacre at Xanten in a month. Fifty Jews died. At Eller, five Jewish community leaders were assigned the task (by the community) of killing all the members and then themselves rather than suffer at the hands of the Crusaders. Out of a community of three hundred, only four remained.


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