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Author Zipperstein, Steven J., 1950- author.

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

Publication Info. New York, N.Y. ; London : Liveright Publishing Corporation, [2018]


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 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    947.6 ZIP    Available
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Edition First edition.
Description xx, 261 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
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Summary Separating historical fact from fantasy, an acclaimed historian retells the story of Kishinev, a riot that transformed the course of twentieth-century Jewish history. So shattering were the after effects 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.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-243) and index.
Contents Age of pogroms -- Town and countryside -- "Squalid brawl in a distant city" -- Burdens of truth -- Sages of Zion, Pavel Krushevan, and the shadow of Kishinev -- Remains of the day.
Subject Kishinev Massacre, Chișinău, Moldova, 1903.
Pogroms -- Moldova -- Chișinău -- History -- 20th century.
Jews -- Persecutions -- Moldova -- Chișinău -- History -- 20th century.
Jews -- Moldova -- Chișinău -- History -- 20th century.
Massacres -- Moldova -- Chișinău -- History -- 20th century.
Chișinău (Moldova) -- Ethnic relations.
Genre/Form History.
ISBN 9781631492693 (hardcover)
1631492691 (hardcover)
Standard No. 40028038348

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