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Di geshichte fun meine leiden, Menahem Mendel Beilis, New York 1925

די געשיכטע פון מיינע ליידען - Only Edition - Blood Libel

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  • Lot Number 53899
  • Title (English) Di geshichte fun meine leiden (The Story of my Sufferings)
  • Title (Hebrew) די געשיכטע פון מיינע ליידען
  • Note Only Edition - Blood Libel
  • Author Menahem Mendel Beilis
  • City New York
  • Publisher Levant Press
  • Publication Date 1925
  • Estimated Price - Low 300
  • Estimated Price - High 600

  • Item # 2485734
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Physical Description:

Only edition. 263, [1] pp., 268:190 mm., usual light age and damp staining, wide margins. A very good copy bound in the original boards, rubbed.


Detailed Description:   

Autobiography of the infamous blood libel trial of Menahem Mendel Beilis (1874–1934). On March 20, 1911, the mutilated body of Andrei Yushchinsky, a 12-year-old boy, was discovered in a cave on the outskirts of Kiev. A vicious anti-Jewish campaign by the rabidly anti-Semitic Black Hundred resulted in the anti-Semitic minister of justice, I. G. Shcheglovitov, charging Beilis, this despite the fact that there was strong evidence that the crime had been committed by the Cheberiak gang of Kiev.

The case attracted universal attention. Protests and addresses by scientists, public and political leaders, artists, men of letters, clergymen were published in all the civilized countries of Europe and the United States affirming that the blood libel was baseless. The trial of Beilis took place in Kiev from Sept. 25 through Oct. 28, 1913. The chief prosecutor made anti-Jewish statements in his closing address and defended the Cheberiak gang against the charge of Yushchinsky's murder. The primary witnesses against Beilis responded to the presiding judge’s questions, “We know nothing at all,” and that they had been confused by the secret police and made to answer questions they did not comprehend. The jury, composed of simple Russian peasants, after several hours of deliberation unanimously declared Beilis "not guilty."