Occasional musings about academia, research, travel, arts, and, most importantly, cycling.
Sunday, January 9, 2011
On This Date
On January 9, 1349, the Christian population of Basel, Switzerland rounded up and incinerated the entire Jewish population of that city because they had become convinced that the Jews were responsible for the Black Death (plague). Unfortunately, virulent antisemitism as well as other forms of religious-based hatred and deadly superstition are still very much with us today.