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Kishinev
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On Easter Sunday (April 6) 1903 and the following day the Bessarabian city of Kishinev (Moldovan: Chişinău) became the site of a pogrom in which dozens of Jews died and hundreds were wounded, raped, or orphaned. The damage done to property was valued at several million rubles. News of the pogrom, which is widely considered to be the first of the 20th century, triggered a response worldwide and inspired fierce international protes…

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Kopstein, Jeffrey, “Kishinev”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017.. Consulted online on 25 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0407>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20191110



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