BEJLIS or BAILEYS of Poland (Jewish traitor) #general


Craig Hillman <hilboy@...>
 

Hello Jewishgeners,

It has been awhile. I have a genealogy/history question. My great-aunt,
93 yrs. old, often mentions to me that she and her siblings were
called "Bejlis" (pronounced Baileys) when she was growing up Warsaw.
It seems that Bejlis in Poland was similar to the Dreyfus affair in
France. Does this sound familiar to anyone? Would appreciate any help.

Thanks in advance,
Craig


Lifshitz-Krams Anne
 

The Beilis Affair, 1911-1912 was about ritual murder, much more like the
Damas Affair (1840) or other such accusations, than like Dreyfus Affair.
Anne Lifshitz-Krams
Cercle de Genealogie Juive
Paris (France)
http://www.genealoj.org

Hello Jewishgeners,

It has been awhile. I have a genealogy/history question. My great-aunt,
93 yrs. old, often mentions to me that she and her siblings were
called "Bejlis" (pronounced Baileys) when she was growing up Warsaw.
It seems that Bejlis in Poland was similar to the Dreyfus affair in
France. Does this sound familiar to anyone? Would appreciate any help.

Thanks in advance,
Craig
mailto:hilboy@...


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Dear Anne,
The Beilis affair had to do with the framing of Beilis in the alleged
ritual murder of an 11 year old boy. The anti-semetic nature of the
accusation and trial was secretly funded by the Duma. Amazingly for the
times, the jury found Beilis innocent. Bernard Malamud uses this
incident as the basis for his book, The Fixer. Carol Blumenthal-Cohen