Jews murdered in pogroms during the Black Death in the 14th century

Estimated number of Jews murdered in select pogroms in European cities during the outbreak of the Black Death in the mid-14th century

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Release date

May 2020


France, Germany, Switzerland

Survey time period

~1348 to ~1351

Supplementary notes

The Oxford English Dictionary defines a "pogrom" as an organized, officially tolerated, attack on any community or group and one that is especially applied to those directed against the Jews.

*This data was compiled from a variety of resources, namely the Jewish Encyclopedia, Plague: How the Black Death changed the World, by Rudolf Schlossberg (2020), Beit Hatsfutot, and several other texts.

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