There is a voluminous bibliography on the Blood Libel nonsense in many languages; even if possible it would be pointless to list them all. Included here are several titles relating both to the Blood Libel legend and to related subjects, anti-Semitic and otherwise. The subject of Talmudic fabrication warrants a book of its own, but an exhaustive study of two of the nastier works: The Six Million Reconsidered and Four Small Candles was published in 1992. A Goy Pries Into The “Talmud” by Alexander Baron and Rabbi Cohen is published by InSoText Manuscripts. One of the more absurd claims about the ritual murder charge is that the Talmud contains blank pages which, when the Jewish father comes to them, he stops and instructs his son in the practice of sacrificing Christians. There’s no cure for some people.
Although the Blood Libel will just not lie down, the latest scapegoat is the Satanist. Like Jews, Satanists are everywhere and can be blamed for everything. Unlike Jews, they are invisible and are a safe target because anybody can hate the Devil without being accused of bigotry. A TV programme, In Satan’s Name, a Viewpoint programme which was screened on the evening of 29th June, 1993, interviewed a number of people including “therapists” and Christian fundamentalists who claimed, in all sincerity, that up to 10% of the British population worship the Devil and regularly engage in ritual sacrifice of children and other obscenities. An FBI officer who had made a thorough investigation of such cases - who had initially believed such allegations to contain a substantial kernel of truth - said that he had never been able to substantiate even one and that such allegations had no basis in fact. If ordinary, intelligent people can believe such rubbish about the Devil and his disciples, it is little wonder that people also believe in Jewish ritual murder, world conspiracy and all sorts of other nonsense.
Bernstein, Herman, The Truth About “The Protocols of Zion”: A Complete Exposure, published by Covici Friede, New York, (1935). A new edition of this book was published in 1971 with an introduction by Norman Cohn. This is the definitive expose of the Jewish conspiracy nonsense.
Brunvand, Jan Harold, has written a number of books on urban legends including The Choking Doberman, The Mexican Pet and The Vanishing Hitchhiker. Such studies give an insight into how nonsense stories become “common knowledge”.
Cohn, Norman, Warrant for Genocide: The myth of the Jewish world-conspiracy and the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, published by Eyre and Spottiswoode, London, (1967).
Like Bernstein’s Truth About “The Protocols”... this book is requisite reading for anyone seriously interested in studying the Jewish World Conspiracy.
Dundes, Alan, (Editor), The Blood Libel Legend: A Casebook in Anti-Semitic Folklore, published by the University of Wisconsin Press, London, (1991).
Contains an extensively bibliography and references to the subject at hand.
Gaute, J.H.H. and Odell, Robin, THE NEW MURDERERS’ Who’s Who, published by Headline (paperback), London, (1989).
Gregg, Wilfred and Lane, Brian, The Encyclopaedia Of Serial Killers, by Brian Lane & Wilfred Gregg, published by Headline, London, (1992).
Hicks, Robert D., In Pursuit of Satan: The Police and the Occult, published by Prometheus Books, Buffalo, New York, (1991).
Klass, Philip J., UFO Abductions: A Dangerous Game, Prometheus Books, Buffalo, New York, updated edition, (1989).
This book is requisite reading for anyone seriously interested in researching alien abductions and alleged “contactees”. See Chapter Thirteen in particular for Klass’s assessment of Strieber.
Leese, Arnold Spencer, My Irrelevant Defence being Meditations Inside Gaol and Out on Jewish Ritual Murder, published by the Imperial Fascist League, London, (1938).
Leese’s own account and a “validation” of the Blood Libel, written after he was arraigned by a Masonic judge in the pay of the Jew Money Power!
Lyons, Arthur, Satan Wants You: The Cult of Devil Worship in America, published by The Mysterious Press, New York, (1988).
Po-Chia Hsia, R., The Myth of Ritual Murder: Jews and Magic in Reformation Germany, published by Yale University Press, New Haven and London, (1988).
Samuel, Maurice, Blood Accusation: The Strange History of the Beiliss Case, published by Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, (1967).
Streicher, Julius, (Editor of) Der Stürmer. The May 1, 1934 issue of this notorious anti-Semitic German magazine was a special issue devoted to the Blood Libel. It was so outrageous that Hitler himself suppressed it. Arnold Leese was a great admirer of Streicher and the admiration appears to have been mutual.
Strack, Herman L., The Jew and Human Sacrifice [Human Blood and Jewish Ritual] An Historical and Sociological Inquiry, published by Cope and Fenwick, London, (1909). Translated from the 8th edition with corrections, new preface and additions by the author.
This is an excellent study written without all the whining and wailing that usually accompanies protests about ritual murder allegations. Strack was Regius Professor of Theology at Berlin University.
The following quotes are worthy of mention: page xii “Untruth does not become truth by frequent repetition...Silence cannot be refuted, and the endeavour to kill the defender of truth by its adoption is only too general.” The chapter on August Rohling is particularly good. Page 155 “To the scientific world, indeed, his name has never been worth anything. His polemic against the Talmud and his proofs of the reality of the Jewish blood-ritual were of such a kind that one could only be in doubt whether, owing to his malignancy, the penal law ought to be invoked, or owing to his spiritual obfuscation the doctor ought to step in.”
The Universal Jewish Encyclopedia, published by Universal Jewish Encyclopedia Inc., New York, (1940). Volume 2, pages 407-10.
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