Russian Anti-Semitic Newspaper Accuses Jews of Murdering Children in Kishinev Hot

Russian Anti-Semitic Newspaper Accuses Jews of Murdering Children in Kishinev

Victims from the Kishinev Pogrom
Source: Ghetto Fighters House Archives

Kishinev Pogrom: Anti-Semitic newspapers in Kishinev, Russia, accuse Jews of murdering children and after leaving church on this Easter Sunday, Christians begin rioting against local Jews.

Several dozens are killed; police and other government authorities make absolutely no effort to stop the riots or protect the Jews. As a result there is a mass exodus of Jews out of the region and out of other parts of Russia. The pogrom in Kishinev becomes a rallying point for early secular Zionists.

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Kishinev Pogrom

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