Jewish people and their customs on the pictures below. Russia 1900 - 1917
Jews, Russia 1910
Jews Refugees, Russia
Jewish Pogrom Odessa 1905
Jewish Pogrom Odessa postcard 1905
This is a postcard that shows the Jewish Pogrom in Russia 1909 .
All the above are classic examples of the Jewish People life in Russia 1900 - 1917.
In 1905 the most serious pogrom occurred in Odessa (with over
300 dead and thousands of wounded); another severe pogrom
took place in Yekaterinoslav, where 120 Jews lost their lives.
Altogether, pogroms were perpetrated in 64 towns (including,
in addition to Odessa and Yekaterinoslav, Kiev, Kishinev,
Simferopol, Romny, Kremenchug, Nikolayev, Chernigov.
Pogrom is a Russian word designating an attack,
accompanied by destruction, looting of property, murder, and
rape, perpetrated by one section of the population against another.
The Jews of Russia were the victims of three large-scale
waves of pogroms, each of which surpassed the preceding in
scope and savagery. These occurred between the years 1881
and 1884, 1903 and 1906, and 1917 and 1921. There were outbreaks
in Poland after it regained independence in 1918, and
in Romania from 1921.
The first pogrom occurred in the town of
Yelizavetgrad (Kirovograd), in Ukraine, at the end of April
1881. From there, the pogrom wave spread to the surrounding
It is difficult to assess the scope of the pogroms during
the civil war years and the number of victims they claimed.
Partial data are available for 530 communities in which 887
major pogroms and 349 minor pogroms occurred; there were
60,000 dead and several times that number of wounded (according
to S. Dubnow).
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