A pogrom is a violent/destructive riot targeting a particular group and in particular one targeting Jews.
The word is of Russian origin and was originally used to refer to pogroms targeting Jews in the Russian Empire during the 19th century. Various aspects of the usual description of these riots and their causes and effects have been criticized. The descriptions have also been argued to be exaggerated and to have been used for various propaganda purposes. See the "External links" section.
Russian empire and Eastern Europe
- Revisiting the 19th-Century Russian Pogroms, Part 1: Russia’s Jewish Question
- Myth and the Russian Pogroms, Part 2: Inventing Atrocities
- Myth and the Russian Pogroms Part 3 – The Jewish Role
- Free to Cheat: “Jewish Emancipation” and the Anglo-Jewish Cousinhood, Part 2
- Chapter 5 of 200 Years Together: “After the Murder of Alexander II” - review of chapter discussing pogroms from Two Hundred Years Together.
- The First Holocaust—The Surprising Origin of the Six-Million Figure
- Jewish settlers attack Palestinian village 15 September 2008.
- ANALYSIS / No other word than 'pogrom' for settler acts in Hebron Haaretz report 5 December 2008 AD .