Pogroms

March 17, 1882 Pogroms in Russia
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March 17, 1882 Pogroms in Russia

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the word “Pogrom” was first used in the Times of London on 17 March 1882 (“ That the ‘Pogromen must be stopped…”), The Yiddish plural ending betrays the route that the word took into English. In the former Soviet Union, the word “pogrom” was applied to violence carried out […]

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May 3, 1882 Pogroms and The May Laws
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May 3, 1882 Pogroms and The May Laws

May 3, 1882 Pogroms and The May Laws The May Laws proposed by Count Ignatiev and sanctioned by the Czar were called the May Laws because they were issued in the month of May. These laws curtailed Jewish residences in villages and started quotas in univer­sities so that students were forced to travel abroad for […]

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August 3rd, 1890 Programs In Russia and US House of Representation
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August 3rd, 1890 Programs In Russia and US House of Representation

August 3rd, 1890 Programs In Russia and US House of Representation Session: 51st Congress 1st US House of Representatives, Report No.2961 Jews In Russia August 13, 1890- Referred to the house calendar and ordered to be printed. Mr. HITT, from the Committee of Foreign Affairs, submitted the following: “The Committee on Foreign Affairs, submitted the […]

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1903 Kishineff Pogrom in Russia
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1903 Kishineff Pogrom in Russia

Source: www.houdinifile.com

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April 6-7 1903 Kishineff Pogram
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April 6-7 1903 Kishineff Pogram

April 6-7 1903 Kishineff Pogram “The Kishinev progrom was an anti-Jewish riot that took place in Kishinev, which was back then part of the Bessarabia province of Imperial Russia (currently Chisinau is the capital of independent Moldova). It started on April 6 and lasted until April 7, 1903. The riot started after a Christian Russian […]

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September 1903 Kishineff Pogram
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September 1903 Kishineff Pogram

Houdini visited Kishinev after the massacre,  ‘horrified.’  Nothing like it, he declared, could happen in any country but Russia.  In a column for the Dramatic Mirror two years later, he offered fellow entertainers bitter advice on managing to perform in Moscow despite the ban on Jews: ‘This is easily overcome by simply denying your religion […]

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April 6-7 1903 Kishineff Pogram
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April 6-7 1903 Kishineff Pogram

April 6-7 1903 Kishineff Pogram “Houdini’s appearance in Moscow coincided with a notorious pogrom.  After many violent outburst of anti-Semitism in Russia since the late nineteenth century,  April 1903 brought a massacre of the Jewish community in Kishinev, a city of about 150,000.  Jews there were accused of murdering a Christian boy and using his […]

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April 1903, Kishineff Pogrom
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April 1903, Kishineff Pogrom

April 1903, Kishineff Pogrom “In April 1903 an Easter pogrom took place in Moldova’s capital, Kishinev.  Forty-nine Jews were murdered, hundreds brutally injured.  World Jewry was in turmoil.” Source: My Promised Land

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April 6-7, 1903 Kishineff Pogrom
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April 6-7, 1903 Kishineff Pogrom

April 6-7, 1903 Kishineff Pogrom June 11, 1903 Rev. Dr. Zadok Kahn, Grand Rabbi of France, Rue St., George, Paris   Dear Doctor: An idea is prevailing here that we are sending too much money to Kishineff and not enough to other points where there was also great suffering, concerning which not so much was […]

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1905 Pogroms in Russia
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1905 Pogroms in Russia

“Letter signed by Lord Rothschild, Samuel Montagu, David Alexander and Claude Montefiore, all members of the Board of Deputies of British Jews who organized the Russo-Jewish Committee in London to assist the victims of the pogroms in Russia.”  

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