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Jews were often falsely accused of secretely killing Christians as a form of ritual murder by anti-Semites. This anti-Semitic accusation is commonly called blood accusation or blood libel, because anti-Semites believed that Christian blood was used in Jewish religous rituals.
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Kilian, Jeremias, 1665-1730: [Blessed Heinrich, a boy of Munich murdered by the Jews], Leo Baeck Institute Art and Objects Collection, 78.71b.
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