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1915 Leo Frank, lynched in southern USA, home of the KKK and other racist and antisemitic fringe groups. Falsely accused of rape, convicted and sentenced to death, then having the sentence commuted to life, Leo was lynched by a rabidly antisemitic crowd. The image of Leo, hanging from a tree, is still prized today by the townsfolk responsible.
John Hagee, Christian evangelist, CEO of a radio and TV network, and founder of CUFI, has said "It was the disobedience and rebellion of the Jews, God's chosen people, to their covenantal responsibility to serve only the one true God, Jehovah, that gave rise to the opposition and persecution that they experienced beginning in Canaan and continuing to this very day... Their own rebellion had birthed the seed of antisemitism that would arise and bring destruction to them for centuries to come...."
Known as the Tower of Faces this three-story tower displays photographs from the Yaffa Eliach Shtetl Collection. Taken between 1890 and 1941 in Eishishok, a small town in what is now Lithuania, they describe a vibrant Jewish community that existed for 900 years. In 1941, an SS mobile killing squad entered the village and within two days massacred the entire Jewish population.
1391 Seville, Spain. Archbishop Martinez lead the killing of 4,000 Jews. 25,000 Jews were sold as slaves. Their identification was made easy by the brightly colored "badges of shame" that all Jews above the age of ten had been forced to wear. 600 years later Hitler would enforce the same ruling.
(Saint) Justin Martyr charged that the Jews crucified Christ in the highest pitch of their wickedness. It was during this time (150 A.D.) that the first encounter with Replacement Theology was embraced where the church replaced the Jews as God's chosen people. The seeds of Jew hatred were planted, and two millenia of antisemitism would follow.
Marysia Ajzensztadt, also known as Miriam Eisenstadt, was a lyrical soprano born in 1921, daughter of renown conductor Dawid Eisenstadt. She sang at the venues Femina and Sztuka in the Warsaw ghetto, a very popular performer called the nightingale of the ghetto who was shot to death in Umschlagplatz in August 1942.
In the 1520s, hundreds of Bibles, the first copies printed in English, were burned by the Roman Catholic Bishop of London. It was illegal to own and those who had copies faced execution. The Bibles were confiscated and burned by Roman authorities. The whole printing was bought up by the church and burned in St. Paul's by Bishop Cuthbert Tunstall.