Pogrom

Kishinev and the Tilt of History
Narrated by: Barry Abrams
Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
Categories: History, Europe
4.5 out of 5 stars (24 ratings)

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So shattering were the aftereffects of Kishinev, the rampage that broke out in late-Tsarist Russia in April 1903, that one historian remarked that it was "nothing less than a prototype for the Holocaust itself." In three days of violence, 49 Jews were killed and 600 raped or wounded, while more than 1,000 Jewish-owned houses and stores were ransacked and destroyed. 

Recounted in lurid detail by newspapers throughout the Western world, and covered sensationally by America's Hearst press, the pre-Easter attacks seized the imagination of an international public, quickly becoming the prototype for what would become known as a "pogrom", and providing the impetus for efforts as varied as The Protocols of the Elders of Zion and the NAACP. 

Using new evidence culled from Russia, Israel, and Europe, distinguished historian Steven J. Zipperstein's wide-ranging book brings historical insight and clarity to a much-misunderstood event that would do so much to transform 20th-century Jewish life and beyond.

©2018 Steven J. Zipperstein (P)2018 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

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good analysis of the 1903 event

book is very thorough with a lot of research and a lot of documents that I never seen before on the event in 1903 in Chisinau.
reading is excellent and flows very well for each chapter and I finished the book in a couple days.

Only problem in the book is I've been in the town in 2019. I think the author is very harsh on the town as being kind of slow and decrepit.

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i wanted to like this.I had relatives there

What disappointed you about Pogrom?

It just didn't flow at all

Has Pogrom turned you off from other books in this genre?

No, just other bad ones

How did the narrator detract from the book?

yes, very average

What character would you cut from Pogrom?

Popeye? What characters?

Any additional comments?

disappointing

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