Jews Burnt at Strasbourg

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This woodcut (by Sebastian Munster) depicts the scene at Strasbourg, on the 14th of February 1349, when the Jews were burned - Die Juden werden verbrennt.

Sebastian Munster (1488-1552) was a German cartographer, cosmographer and Hebrew scholar.  His work Cosmographia (1544; "Cosmography") was the earliest-known German description of the world and a major work.  About forty editions were issued between 1544-1628.

Media Credits

"Woodcut from original. Single woodcut leaf from "Cosmographia" by Sebastian Munster. German edition; Basel printing house of Sebastian Heinrich-Petri 1628. Book V, pages 867/868."

Courtesy, University of Minnesota Center for Holocaust & Genocide.


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