Thursday, 29 October 2020

'Blood libel': Czech lawyer specialising in judicial rehabilitation takes on Hilsner Affair of 1899

Radio Prague |
31 July 2020

In the early summer of 1899, just as the infamous Dreyfus Affair was reaching its climax in France, another case now emblematic of anti-Semitism and injustice enveloped the Czech lands and wider Austrian Empire. Now, more than 120 years later, a Czech lawyer specialising in defending and "rehabilitating" unjustly persecuted people is pushing to reopen the case.