When Being A Southern Jew Wasn’t So Great…

images CNN revives the story of Leo Frank, the only Jew to be lynched on American soil. In Georgia, no less.

Atlanta, Georgia (CNN) — Turn back time, more than 90 years, to a cold case that won’t gather dust.

It’s a classic whodunit, starting with the rape and murder of a 13-year-old girl and ending in a lynching. It was grist for a prosecutor’s political aspirations, a case that was appealed all the way to the country’s highest court and a story hotly debated in the national press.

Read the rest of the story and watch the video here.

The Wikipedia page on the trial says half of Georgia’s Jewish population left the state after Frank was strung up from a tree. Can’t say I wouldn’t do the same under the circumstances — evidence continues to surface that Frank didn’t get even close to a fair trial.

Creepy, creepy story.

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