Jonathan Steinberg

Massacre of the Innocents

Pogrom: Kishinev and the Tilt of History

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‘Kishinev’s pogrom may well be the best known of all moments in the Russian Jewish past and the one most persistently, lavishly misunderstood,’ writes Steven J Zipperstein at the start of this book. His gripping account of the great Kishinev pogrom of 1903 tells a story that has never before been related in such detail. It has uncanny parallels with Omer Bartov’s Anatomy of a Genocide, a brilliant account of the slaughter of Jews in the Polish (now Ukrainian) town of Buczacz during the Second World War.

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