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A designation from the Russian for violent riots (usually) against Jews, which were, moreover, characterized by the reluctant or missing intervention of governmental authorities. The term has been universally used since the widespread riots against Jews from 1881–1884 in the Russian Czarist Empire. Whereas economic and social circumstances were the immediate causes for pogroms, the violence that accompanied them also featured…

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Kopstein, Jeffrey and Wittenberg, Jason, “Pogrom”, 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 30 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0639>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20221116

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