Fettmilch Uprising
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An uprising, lasting from 1612 to 1614, of townspeople in Frankfurt am Main, which was directed against both the reigning patriciate and against the Jewish inhabitants of the city. The Fettmilch Uprising, which in September 1614 transformed into violence against the Frankfurt Jews and led to their temporary expulsion, is one of the best-known cases of anti-Jewish disturbances in 17th century Central Europe. Because of its complex nature, …

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Friedrichs, Christopher R., “Fettmilch Uprising”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017.. Consulted online on 18 June 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0227>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180401



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