Kielce Pogrom – Massacre of Jews in the southeastern Polish town of Kielce

A violent massacre of Jews in the southeastern Polish town of Kielce takes place.

The mass violence of the Kielce pogrom drew on an entrenched local history of antisemitism—especially false allegations accusing Jews of using the blood of Christian children for ritual purposes (a charge known as a “blood libel”)—with the intent of discouraging the return of Jewish Holocaust survivors to Poland.  More here: https://www.ushmm.org/learn/timeline-of-events/after-1945/kielce-pogrom