Does it mention the “red-headed evil person” thingie?<< --Melin
No. I’m pretty sure that was goyisher kop, and not many Jews even knew about it.<<–Rowan
–Ahem, here’s a very censored beginning: A traveller arriving in eighteenth-century Frankfurt, as he passed across the main Sachsenhauser Bridge leading to the Fahrtor Gate, could hardly miss the Judensau–The Jew’s Sow :::snip:::
Such a graphic expression of anti-Jewish sentiment was by no means unique: the image of :::snip::: can be found in numerous woodcut and printed versions dating as far back as the fourteenth century, while the myth of ritual murder gained currency in Germany in the fifteenth. What made the Frankfurt pictures remackabel–at least in the eyes of the city’s most celebrated son, Johann Wolfgang Goethe–were “not the product of private hostility, but erected as a public monument.”
This is from the opening paragraphs of “The House of Rothschild” by Niall Ferguson, Viking Press. It’s an authorized biography, by the way. The opening is to give you an idea of what a Rothschild had to go through.
Perhaps Gluckel had the taste to write about more positive subjects.
I will order the book.