Jews Expelled from Tyrnau, Hungary

Jews Expelled from Tyrnau, Hungary

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Jews are expelled from Tyrnau, Hungary. One of the oldest Jewish communities in Hungary, evidence of Jewish residents dates back as far as the 12th century. The expulsion of Jews is ordered by Hapsburg King Ferdinand after a number of Jews are killed due to a blood libel - the mysterious death of a 3-year-old boy in 1536 had been blamed on them.

Although Christians generally try to avoid "infection" from Jews by walling them off in ghettos and restricting their ability to go outside it, sometimes that isn't enough and Jewish communities are simply expelled entirely - with all their property confiscated before they leave first, many times.

This often occurs in the wake of some event for which the Jews are accused of committing - desecration of a church, killing a Christian child and taking their blood, etc. In such cases the Jews are lucky not to be slaughtered entirely, so being expelled is almost a relief.

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