This week, Isaac and Demetria discuss an infamous blood libel trial: the story of St. Simon of Trent, and the Jews who were tortured and executed after the city authorities blamed them for the boy’s murder.
Content notes for this episode: Discussion of anti-Semitic persecution, child death, torture, the Holocaust, and parallels to current-day events.
Featured Image: A statue depicting the martyrdom of Saint Simon, created in the early 1500s. Note the figure taking blood and the cup on the table. While Simon there is some debate as to whether Simon was ever officially canonized, he remained in the Roman Martyrology until 1965, and a stone medallion depicting his martyrdom can still be seen at the Palazzo Salvadori in Trento. (Image source)