Pogrom: Kishinev and the Tilt of History

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Publisher Description

Finalist for the National Jewish Book Award (History)

Named one of the Best Books of the Year by the Economist and the East Hampton Star

Shortlisted for the Mark Lynton History Prize

Separating historical fact from fantasy, an acclaimed historian retells the story of Kishinev, a riot that transformed the course of twentieth-century Jewish history.

So shattering were the aftereffects of Kishinev, the rampage that broke out in late-Tsarist Russia in April 1903, that one historian remarked that it was “nothing less than a prototype for the Holocaust itself.” In three days of violence, 49 Jews were killed and 600 raped or wounded, while more than 1,000 Jewish-owned houses and stores were ransacked and destroyed. Recounted in lurid detail by newspapers throughout the Western world, and covered sensationally by America’s Hearst press, the pre-Easter attacks seized the imagination of an international public, quickly becoming the prototype for what would become known as a “pogrom,” and providing the impetus for efforts as varied as The Protocols of the Elders of Zion and the NAACP. Using new evidence culled from Russia, Israel, and Europe, distinguished historian Steven J. Zipperstein’s wide-ranging book brings historical insight and clarity to a much-misunderstood event that would do so much to transform twentieth-century Jewish life and beyond.

GENRE
History
RELEASED
2018
March 27
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
288
Pages
PUBLISHER
Liveright
SELLER
W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.
SIZE
28.7
MB

Customer Reviews

NoBrainerToMe ,

Pogrom

This is a book about an anti Semitic slaughter in Kishinev. Much of the book was focused on Krushevan who was a writer who encouraged the hatred of Jews similar to news programs today encouraging the hatred of conservatives in the US. The author also likens the slaughter to lynchings of blacks in the US. After researching pogroms I found there were many that resulted in murders, years before and after, of Jews. Eventually these pogroms influenced anti Semitic behavior throughout Europe. If the author had focused just on Russia and how it influenced the rest of Europe, I would have enjoyed the book much more.

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