Conan Doyle for the Defense

Conan Doyle for the Defense written by Margalit Fox is a true and delicious tale about how Oscar Slater, a German Jewish immigrant living in Scotland, was falsely accused of murder. Antisemitism and a corrupt legal system were the culprits. With the writer of Sherlock Holmes having to solve a real case, you are in for a fascinating read. Even when his sentence was commuted, they couldn’t release Oscar because his German citizenship had expired and his innocence would never be accepted by the public. It was amazing the lengths British government would take to frame the “Other”-Jewish German and even sentence Oscar to death. It makes one question whether things have improved today with the flourishing of Antisemitism.

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