Monday, April 9, 2018

"Every Aspect of the Holocaust Had Been Anticipated By the Kishinev Pogrom"

A new book--Pogrom: Kishinev and the Tilt of History--debunks the myths and details the ramifications of the infamous 1903 attack. (One ramification that's not in the book: I sit here today because my great-grandparents--my mom's grandparents--left Kishinev in the wake of a second pogrom there in 1905. The town's police chief, a regular customer of my great-grandfather's small tobacconist shop, alerted him that the pogrom was about to happen, enabling the entire family, including a new-born baby, to hide until the trouble had passed and they could make their escape.)


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