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Sternberg
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(Mecklenburg). Sternberg is a town north of Schwerin where pogroms took place after Jews were charged with desecrating the host. After a hearing and trial, the accused were burnt at the stake, a prelude to the expulsion of all Jews from Mecklenburg. In the years that followed, the miraculous hosts in Sternberg made it a popular pilgrimage site. Duke Magnus underwrote the building of a chapel of the Sacred Blood. An Augustinian monastery was also built, whose promoters included J. v. Staupitz and Johann v. Paltz. In his An den christlichen Adel, Luther called for the dem…

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Holze, Heinrich, “Sternberg”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 10 May 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_025771>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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