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Print with portraits of the people involved in the Tiszaeslar blood libel trial

Object | Accession Number: 2016.184.538

Print with an eyewitness report and portraits of the parties involved in the blood libel trial in Tiszaeszlar, a small village in Hungary, in 1882-1883. A 14 year old Christian girl. Esther Solymosi, went missing and her mother and aunt reported that she had been kidnapped and butchered by local Jews. This grew into accusations of ritual murder to get her blood for making Passover Matzo. The local clergy and authorities zealously pursued this accusation with methods that included torture of witnesses. The subsequent trial, the first formal prosecution in Europe outside of Poland and Russia since the 16th century, attracted world wide attention. It provoked antisemitic demonstrations and fueled the creation of Hungary;'s first Anti-Semitic political party. After a six week trial, the six defendants were found not guilty. This print is one of more than 900 items in the Katz Ehrenthal Collection of antisemitic visual materials.

Artwork Title
The Tisza-Esslar Trial in Hungary
publication/distribution:  approximately 1892-1893
publication: Great Britain
Object Type
Illustrations (tgm)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 18:30:37
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