The first reference to Jews there is in 1235, when they lived in a street which bordered the Rhon river. On December 28th of that year a blood accusation was raised against them and about thirty Jews fell victim to this false charge.
The history of the Jewish community in Fulda was marked again and again by persecutions. In 1309, 600 Jews were killed as alleged causers of a plague. Again in 1349.
The situation improved in the 18th Century and after 1880 their history
merged with the Jews of Germany.
(From The Encyclopedia Judaica by Adolf Kobler)
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