Timeline of the Burnings of Synagogues and Literature
415 A.D. Bishop Severus BURNED THE SYNAGOGUE IN THE VILLAGE OF MAGONA. BISHOP OF
1222 A. D. The Council of Oxford prohibits the construction of new synagogues.*
1240 A.D. Talmud burned in France.
1345 A. D. King John authorizes his subjects in Liegnitz and Breslau to destroy the Jewish cemeteries in order to use the tombstones to repair the city walls.*
1544 A.D The Talmud was seized and burned everywhere by Papal authority.
1553 A.D. Rome seized and burned the Talmud by order of the POPE
1553 A. D. Cardinal Carafa instigates a public burning of copies of the Talmud and other Jewish religious works in a square in Rome.*
1559 A.D. 12,000 copies of Talmud burned in Milan.
1592-1605 Pope Clement VIII includes a ban on all Jewish books in its expanded “Index of Forbidden Books”.*