The Story of Mendel Beilis By Mendel Beilis Edited by Shari Schwartz (260 Pages)Publisher: C. I. S., 1992
In reactionary, Czarist Russia, a medieval drama unfolds a blood libel! A Christian child is found murdered in a suburb of Kiev, and a Jewish factory manager named Mendel Beilis is accused of killing him and using his blood for the Passover matzos.
This preposterous charge and the arrest and trial of Mendel Beilis, an obviously innocent scapegoat, scandalized the modern world. Mendel Beilis became a gallant symbol of the fight against the forces of darkness that would soon engulf the world in war. Though Mendel Beilis did not seek to wear the mantle of martyrdom for his people, when it was thrust upon him, he wore it with dignity and pride.