Anti-Jewish Violence: Rethinking the Pogrom in East European History

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Jonathan Dekel-Chen, David Gaunt, Natan M. Meir, Israel Bartal
Indiana University Press, Nov 26, 2010 - History - 240 pages

Although overshadowed in historical memory by the Holocaust, the anti-Jewish pogroms of the late 19th and early 20th centuries were at the time unrivaled episodes of ethnic violence. Incorporating newly available primary sources, this collection of groundbreaking essays by researchers from Europe, the United States, and Israel investigates the phenomenon of anti-Jewish violence, the local and transnational responses to pogroms, and instances where violence was averted. Focusing on the period from World War I through Russia's early revolutionary years, the studies include Poland, Ukraine, Belorussia, Lithuania, Crimea, and Siberia.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 Whats in a Pogrom? European Jews in the Age of Violence
19
Part 1 Twentieth Century Pogroms
39
Part 2 Responses to Pogroms
93
Part 3 Regional Perspectives
129
Glossary
205
List of Contributors
207
Index
209
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Jonathan Dekel-Chen is a senior lecturer in modern history at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

David Gaunt is Professor of History at Södertörn University in Sweden.

Natan M. Meir holds the Lorry I. Lokey Chair in Judaic Studies at Portland State University.

Israel Bartal is Professor of History and Dean of the Faculty of Humanities at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

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