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Anatomy of a pogrom

"Kishinev pogrom," a "dreadful moment" in Jewish Diaspora life, Steven J Zipperstein writes in his impressive, heart-wrenching new book

Anthony Julius | NYT 

POGROM Kishinev and the Tilt of History Steven J Zipperstein Liveright Publishing 261 pages; $27.95 In Kishinev, a provincial city of the Russian Empire (now Chisinau, Moldova), on April 19-20, 1903, 49 Jews were murdered, several among them children; as many (or more) were serially raped; very many more were injured. Synagogues were desecrated, shops were looted, and homes were destroyed or damaged. The victims knew their assailants, many crying out their names while being beaten or raped. They were not protected by the civil authorities. In response to calls for ...

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First Published: Mon, July 30 2018. 01:01 IST