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The Resource A child of Christian blood : murder and conspiracy in Tsarist Russia : the Beilis blood libel, Edmund Levin

A child of Christian blood : murder and conspiracy in Tsarist Russia : the Beilis blood libel, Edmund Levin

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A child of Christian blood : murder and conspiracy in Tsarist Russia : the Beilis blood libel
Title
A child of Christian blood
Title remainder
murder and conspiracy in Tsarist Russia : the Beilis blood libel
Statement of responsibility
Edmund Levin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On March 20, 1911, a 13-year-old boy was found stabbed to death in a cave on the outskirts of Kiev. Four months later, Russian police arrested Mendel Beilis, a 37-year-old father of five, and charged him not only with Andrei's murder but also with the Jewish ritual murder of a Christian child. Despite the fact that there was no evidence linking him to the crime, and that he had a solid alibi, Beilis was imprisoned for more than two years. As a handful of Russian officials and journalists diligently searched for the real killer, the rabid anti-Semites known as the Black Hundreds created a frenzy throughout Russia. The incompetent trial brought Russian liberals to Beilis's side, as well as an array of international supporters. The jury's split verdict allowed both sides to claim victory: they agreed with the prosecution's description of the boy's wounds--a description implying a ritual murder--but they determined that Beilis was not the murderer. After the fall of the Romanovs in 1917, a renewed effort to find Andrei's killer was not successful.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Levin, Edmund
Dewey number
305.892/4047
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BM585.2
LC item number
.L48 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Blood accusation
  • Christianity and antisemitism
  • Antisemitism
  • Russia
Label
A child of Christian blood : murder and conspiracy in Tsarist Russia : the Beilis blood libel, Edmund Levin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Why should I be afraid?" -- "The vendetta of the sons of Jacob" -- "A certain Jew Mendel" -- "Andrusha, don't scream" -- "You are a second Dreyfus" -- "Cheberyak knows everything" -- "Who is a hero?" -- "The worst and most fearful thing" -- "Yes, a Jew!" -- "We have seen the killer" -- "Gentlemen of the jury!" -- "The smell of burning, blood, and iron"
Control code
1534936
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxi, 377 pages, 16 unnumbeered pages of plates
Isbn
9780805242997
Lccn
2013019938
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1534936
  • (Sirsi) 1534936
  • (OCoLC)857663732
Label
A child of Christian blood : murder and conspiracy in Tsarist Russia : the Beilis blood libel, Edmund Levin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Why should I be afraid?" -- "The vendetta of the sons of Jacob" -- "A certain Jew Mendel" -- "Andrusha, don't scream" -- "You are a second Dreyfus" -- "Cheberyak knows everything" -- "Who is a hero?" -- "The worst and most fearful thing" -- "Yes, a Jew!" -- "We have seen the killer" -- "Gentlemen of the jury!" -- "The smell of burning, blood, and iron"
Control code
1534936
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxi, 377 pages, 16 unnumbeered pages of plates
Isbn
9780805242997
Lccn
2013019938
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1534936
  • (Sirsi) 1534936
  • (OCoLC)857663732

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