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June 17, 1903 Kishnev Pogrom in Russia

Houdini in RussiaHarry Houdini (Eric Weiss) visited Kihnev after the massacre

Houdini visited Kishnev 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 … or you can go into Russia with a license, like a dog.’









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