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.
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.