The Velizh Affair: Blood Libel in a Russian Town

Author(s): 
Avrutin, Eugene M.
ISBN: 
9780190640521
Date published: 
February 2018
Hardback
Price: 
£22.99

The Velizh case was the longest ritual murder investigation in the modern world. Drawing on newly discovered trial records, historian Eugene M. Avrutin looks beyond antisemitism as the single most important factor in understanding ritual murder accusations, and in the process, provides an intimate glimpse of small-town life in eastern Europe.