This day in history January 9, 2020-black death
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Started by metmike - Jan. 9, 2020, 10:10 p.m.

Read and learn/remember history......pick one out for us.

1349 – The Jewish population of Basel, believed by the residents to be the cause of the ongoing Black Death, is rounded up and incinerated.

By metmike - Jan. 9, 2020, 10:14 p.m.
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Thank God that we have advanced and are much more civilized in most of the world today.  More respect for all humans and life on the planet. 

What happened below is nuts and an example of how primitive/ignorant  some humans used to be!

The Basel massacre of Jews took place on 9 January 1349, as part of the Black Death persecutions of 1348–1350.[1]

Following the spread of the Black Death through the surrounding countryside of Savoy and subsequently Basel, Jews were accused of having poisoned the wells, because they were perceived as having a lower mortality rate from the plague than the non-Jews.

The City Fathers of Basel attempted to protect their Jews but to no avail, and 600 Jews, including the community's rabbi, were burned at the stake. Afterwards, 140 Jewish children were forcibly converted to Catholicism.[2]

Following the massacre, it was decreed that all Jews were banned from settling in the city of Basel for 200 years, although this was revoked several decades later.