July 22, 2020

Strange Stories UK The Clapham Murder, Steinie Morrison and anarchism

Strange Stories UK The Clapham Murder, Steinie Morrison and anarchism

This is the last episode of Series 2, we are going back to 31st December 1910. A murder of a Jewish immigrant was thought to be associated with a Jewish secret society wanting a revolution in the UK.
What actually resulted was a confused court case eagerly reported by the newspapers where a number of colourful East End characters seemed incapable of telling the truth. The case played out like a Dickens novel.
The case was playing out to the background of the Houndsditch murders and the siege of Sidney Street and the moral panic of an influx of Jews from Eastern Europe.
Did Steinie Morrison murder Leon Beron? Probably, he was found guilty but there were unanswered questions.