Thursday, February 26, 2015

Pogroms...Unit 7

Pogroms were a persecution of the Jewish population in Russia during the late 19th and early 20th century. However, pogroms have recently been expanded to encompass Hinduism, Islam as well as nationalities. Pogroms are not like the holocaust, but rather a specific event that is meant for persecution of a race or nationality. Pogroms became famous during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, just as Russia began to see major changes being instilled. Those pogroms ranged from 2 to over 2000 killed per pogrom. In 1909, 30,000 Armenians were slaughtered for trying to stage a coup. From 1983 to present, pogroms have been used by other nations to target and exterminate groups that disrupt government or go against organized religion. Other pogroms, such as the mlawa pogrom, are used to instill terror in minority group. Historians have recently found out that pogroms may have been used as far back as the year 38, by Rome and in the years 1066, following the fall of Al-andalous and Granada, 1068 to persecute people of the Rhine and countless other times to terrorize outlier populations. Pogroms have been in use since early times, however, the Russians were the ones that made pogroms infamous to Jewish populations. A pogroms primary objective is not to commit genocide, but rather to instill fear and force a population into submission.

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