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The Butcher's Tale: Murder and Anti-Semitism in a German Town
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher W W Norton & Co Inc
Publication date November 1, 2003
Pages 276
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780393325058
ISBN-10 0393325059
Dimensions 1 by 5.50 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.70 lbs.
Original list price $16.95
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Traces the events surrounding the murder of a German boy in 1900 and the Jewish butcher accused of the crime, piecing together the rumors, accusations, and anti-Semitic fervor that marked the case. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.
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One of the most dramatic explorations of a German town in the grip of anti-Semitic passion ever written.

In 1900, in a small Prussian town, a young boy was found murdered, his body dismembered, the blood drained from his limbs. The Christians of the town quickly rose up in violent riots to accuse the Jews of ritual murder―the infamous blood-libel charge that has haunted Jews for centuries. In an absorbing narrative, Helmut Walser Smith reconstructs the murder and the ensuing storm of anti-Semitism that engulfed this otherwise peaceful town. Offering an instructive examination of hatred, bigotry, and mass hysteria, The Butcher's Tale is a modern parable that will be a classic for years to come.

Winner of the Fraenkel Award and a Los Angeles Times Best Book of 2002.

4 pages of illustrations

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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780393050981
 
1 edition from W W Norton & Co Inc (August 1, 2002)
9780393050981 | details & prices | 270 pages | 6.75 × 9.75 × 1.25 in. | 1.22 lbs | List price $25.95
About: Traces the events surrounding the murder of a German boy in 1900 and the Jewish butcher accused of the crime, piecing together the rumors, accusations, and antisemitic fervor that marked the case.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780393325058
 
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Reprint edition from W W Norton & Co Inc (November 1, 2003)
9780393325058 | details & prices | 276 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $16.95
About: Traces the events surrounding the murder of a German boy in 1900 and the Jewish butcher accused of the crime, piecing together the rumors, accusations, and anti-Semitic fervor that marked the case.

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