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Winner of the 1966 Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award Kiev, 1911. When a twelve-year-old Russian boy is found stabbed to death, his body drained of blood, the accusation of ritual murder is levelled at the Jews. Yakov Bok - a handyman hiding his Jewish identity from his anti-Semitic employer - is first outed and blamed. Arrested and imprisoned, Bok refuses to confess to a crime that he did not commit. What becomes of this man under pressure, for whom acquittal is made to seem as hopeless as conviction, is the subject ...

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May 24, 2012


There were 40 pages missing from the book, and another 40 pages duplicated at the end.

Paul D

May 26, 2011

Great read

A wonderful critique of status quo justice taken from the true story of Menahem Mendel Beilis. Read carefully and thoughtfully and you will never forget the story.

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