The religious zeal of the crusades seems to have produced much hatred of non-Christians at the time. For example, when Richard I was crowned as King of England and a crusader in 1189 there were serious outbursts of mob violence against the Jews in London and some other English cities, especially York.
Towards the end of the Middle Ages, they were falsely accused of being the cause of black plague. Also, the Catholic church banned buying with interest, which the Jews did. In other words, Jews were scapegoats and the Church made laws that made them look terrible.
Theodore L. Steinberg has written: 'Jews and Judaism in the Middle Ages' -- subject(s): History, Intellectual life, Jews, Judaism 'Reading the Middle Ages' -- subject(s): History and criticism, Medieval Literature 'Jews and Judaism in the Middle Ages (Praeger Series on the Middle Ages)'
Jewish migration in the Middle Ages was caused by persecution by the countries they had been living in.
Babylon didn't exist in the middle ages, so they didn't move there.
Poland - apex
In the Middle Ages Christianity was the foundational religion of Europe. The Jewish people were viewed differently by Christian people.
Since the Middle Ages, at least.
heretics, moors, and jews
Precarious in many countries.
They were persecuted in Western Europe and moved eastwards to Poland, which was very tolerant in the Middle Ages and early modern times.
Jews, in various times and places.
blamed for the plage
The kings arrested all English Jews and forced them to leave the country
They did not only murder Jews.
The Catholic Church in the Middle Ages were the primary source of persecution during the Middle Ages. They persecuted the Jewish people, Protestants, anyone that did not believe in the Bible, and anyone they thought was a witch. The Catholic Church and Christians persecuted and killed Jews because they blamed the Jews for Jesus' death. The Jews were often blamed for wrongdoings in the community and Christians used that as an excuse to persecute and kill them. Both the Catholic Church and Jews persecuted Christians (Protestant and other new denominations) during the Middle Ages because they strayed away from typical beliefs. Another group of people that were persecuted were people believed to be witches. They were hated by the Catholic Church and Christians and thought to be evil and working with the devil. People who were accused to be witches were tortured until they confessed. This probably led to a false confession the majority of the time.
its called the haulacost
The people who took refuge in Poland during the Late Middle Ages were Jews form various parts of Western Europe. There is a link to an article on the history of Jews in medieval Poland below.
Doctors in the middle ages beleived the plague was God punishment. After that, rumors came around that the Jews were poinsoning the water with a poison the caused the black and a lot Jews were burned at the stake.Fleas on rats.