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

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