Keyserliche Execution über die Aechter und Malefitz Personen in Frankführt am Maijn, ergangen 1616, etching, with margins, a horizontal and vertical centre-fold, a diagonal fold in the lower right, a late impression, not in Rubens, P. 24.3 x 29.5 cm., not checked out of frame.

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Keyserliche Execution über die Aechter und Malefitz Personen in Frankführt am Maijn, ergangen 1616, etching, with margins, a horizontal and vertical centre-fold, a diagonal fold in the lower right, a late impression, not in Rubens, P. 24.3 x 29.5 cm., not checked out of frame.

The execution of the Frankfort anti-Jewish rabble rouser, Vincent Fettmilch and six of his followers, 1616.
Vincent Fettmilch, anti-Jewish guild leader in Frankfort exploited the economic crisis and religious strife to agitate against the Jews. In August 1614 he and his followers attacked the ghetto and forced the whole Jewish Community to leave the city. On March 10, 1616, he and six associates were hanged and quartered. After its return, the community commemorated the date annually as the "Purim Winz" ("Purim of Vincent").
See Enc. Judaica, vol. 6, col. 1248.
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