Why were Jews the victims of pogroms in late nineteenth and early twentieth century imperial Russia?

Introduction Historians define the pogroms as physical acts of violence directed against the Jews.[1] The Oxford English Dictionary describes them as being an ‘organized massacre’, however as they took many forms and involved different groups of attackers, I disagree with this definition and believe them to instead be spontaneous.[2] Pogroms can be seen as expressionsContinue reading “Why were Jews the victims of pogroms in late nineteenth and early twentieth century imperial Russia?”