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Hep-Hep Riots
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A trans-regional wave of anti-Jewish violence, which, in the summer and autumn of 1819, spread from Würzburg to numerous German states and to neighboring countries of the German Confederation. The Hep-Hep riots are to be considered as an expression of the rejection of the improved legal status of the Jews, in the course of emancipation. In the context of revolutionary disturbances, there were further outbreaks of violence against the Jews in Germany an…

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Bergmann, Werner, “Hep-Hep Riots”, 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 25 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0309>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20191110



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