Concise lecture on medieval antisemitism, part of the Essential Lectures in Jewish History series by Dr. Henry Abramson. More videos available at

WARNING: this video contains disturbing imagery.

Breaking the history of antisemitism into four major periods (Ancient Xenophobia, Early Christian Anti-Judaism, Medieval Jew-hatred, and Modern Antisemitism), Dr. Abramson focuses on the third period to look at the ideological basis for the false charges of ritual murder, blood libel, and desecration of the host, ending with a discussion of the Judensau image.

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