Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online

Get access

Damascus
(5,845 words)

In 1840, Damascus was the scene of a ritual murder accusation, as a result of which the Jewry of the city was persecuted, four Jews were tortured to death, and several incarcerated Jews were induced to confess under torture. The case came to be known as the Damascus Affair, the best known of such accusations in the 19th …

Cite this page
Kirchhoff, Markus, “Damascus”, 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 22 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0161>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180401



▲   Back to top   ▲