Blood Libel: The Life and Memory of Mendel Beilis

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One of the great trials of the twentieth century was the 1913 blood-libel trial of Mendel Beilis in Czarist Russia. Beilis, a Jew, was arrested in 1911 by the Czarist secret police. He was accused of ritually murdering a Christian boy in order to use the boy's blood to bake matzah for Passover. Beilis was jailed for over two years, under horrible conditions, while awaiting trial. He heroically resisted all pressure to implicate himself or other Jews. In 1913, after a dramatic trial that riveted the Jewish people and much of the rest of the world, Beilis was acquitted by an all-Christian jury.  
 
This book includes the gripping memoir of Mendel Beilis, The Story of My Sufferings, in its first complete English translation. Also included is an essay claiming that Bernard Malamud plagiarized from Beilis's memoir in writing his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Fixer.

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"[H]ighly recommended to anyone interested in either the Beilis case or the Malamud novel." Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post, Feb. 21, 2014 [referring to an article drawn from this book]

"The account by Beilis himself has all the elements of a Hollywood script, only better.... The victory comes... in a nail-biter."
- New Jersey Jewish Standard, May 18, 2012 

"Beilis's historic and electrifying memoir deserves to be widely read. The editors furthermore make a convincing case that in writing his novel The Fixer, Bernard Malamud directly borrowed important turns of speech, descriptions and ideas from Beilis, and that he should have acknowledged doing so."
- Professor John MacKay, Yale University

"The memoir of Mendel Beilis is a fast-paced thriller of crime, hysteria, and attempted judicial murder; as always, fact is far stranger than fiction. The memoir reflects well on its author, who neither wallows in self-pity nor in hatred of his enemies."
- Professor James Bernard Murphy, Dartmouth College

"Beilis... emerged with honor, crowned with the wreath of victory... His honor was also that of our entire nation and the honor of the holy and pure Torah... [His book tells] generations to come all that happened to him with abiding truth and unflagging faith..."
- Chief Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook [from the 1931 Yiddish edition]

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