14 February 1349 St Valentine’s Day Massacre in Strasbourg sees 900 Jews burnt alive #onthisday #otdimjh
On February 14, 1349 – St. Valentine’s Day – the Jewish residents of Strasbourg, in Alsace, were burned to death by their Christian neighbours. Estimates of the number murdered range from several hundred to more than 2,000.
The Strasbourg massacre was one of a string of pogroms that took place during this period in a number of towns in Western Europe – 30 alone in the Alsace…
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