The East End was not just famous for the Ripper murders. In June of 1887, a Jewish man, Israel Lipski, had poisoned a fellow Jew by the name of Miriam Angel, by pouring nitric acid down her throat. He was hanged but much anti-Semitism resulted toward the Jews in the area. By 1888, the term, “Lipski”, was used to insult someone of Jewish descent.
November 18, 2011