Stories (Kőszeg)

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Witch Trial

Anna Pernekker was accused with being a witch on 23 March, 1679. The accused woman put aside her divine fears, and we cannot exactly know how, but she had been inspired by the Devil and together with her similar associates she committed many evil actions. She was put on fire on 13 April.

Jews in Kőszeg

The history of the Jews in the city goes back to the 14th century, when the lord of Kőszeg, János Garai allowed them to settle down in 1373 for the first time. Remarkably, the Jews of Kőszeg were allowed to practice their religion and law which was very exceptional then.