JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Norwich (UK) #general


christophermoncrieff@... wrote:

<< Is anyone able to provide information about a possible Jewish community
in Norwich? >>

The Jewish community is first recorded in 1144, when Jews were accused of killing
a Christian child. This was the first recorded instance in Europe of the "blood
libel." Norwich had a fairly prosperous and prominent Jewish community after the
Norman conquest, frequently persecuted by local barons, churchmen and mobs. It was
dissolved with the expulsion of Jews >from England in 1290.

Jews again settled in Norwich in the mid-18th century. The Jewis population
has varied between 150 and 200 souls over the past 100 years.

In general, you can get this kind of information by searching for "Norwich, Jews"
with a search engine. Wikipedia is often the source of information that heads the

Michael Bernet

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