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Pogrom: Kishinev and the Tilt of History | Steven Zipperstein (Stanford) in conversation with John Efron (UC Berkeley)

Thu, Sep 13, 2018 5:30pm

Free and Open to the Public

Kishinev's 1903 pogrom was the first instance in which an event in Russian Jewish life received international attention.  The riot, leaving 49 dead in an obscure border town, dominated headlines in the western world for weeks. It intruded on Russian-US relations and inspired widely contradictory endeavors including the Hagganah, the precursor to the Israeli army, the NAACP, and the first version of The Protocols of the Elders of Zion. How did this incident come to define so much, and for so long?