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Author Zipperstein, Steven J., 1950- author.

Title Pogrom : Kishinev and the tilt of history / Steven J. Zipperstein.

Edition First edition.
Publication Info. New York ; London : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, [2018]
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 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  947.6 ZIP    AVAILABLE
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Description xx, 261 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-243) and index.
Summary 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.
Subject Kishinev Massacre, Chiinu, Moldova, 1903.
Pogroms -- Moldova -- Chiinu -- History -- 20th century.
Jews -- Persecutions -- Moldova -- Chiinu -- History -- 20th century.
Jews -- Moldova -- Chiinu -- History -- 20th century.
Massacres -- Moldova -- Ch̦isina -- History -- 20th century.
Chiinu (Moldova) -- Ethnic relations.
ISBN 9781631492693 (hardcover)
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