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CONDOM ( or ):

County seat in the department of Gers, France. Jews were found there at the beginning of the fourteenth century. In order to pass through this locality, they were heavily taxed. A Jewess, not enceinte, had to pay eight deniers Tours currency; if enceinte, she had to pay double that amount. In 1320, during the persecutions of the Pastoureaux, all the Jews of Condom were massacred.

Bibliography:
  • Kayserling, Gesch. der Juden in Navarra, p. 139;
  • Joseph Ha-Kohen, 'Emeḳ ha-Baka, P. 72;
  • Rev. Etudes Juives, xvi. 219;
  • Gross, Gallia Judaica, p. 552.
G. S. K.
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