Re: "Looking for information on 1919 Slovechno Pogrom" #general


In her message of 10-18-00, Cindy Gallard sought information about a
pogrom that occurred in 1919 in Slovechno.

John D. Klier and Shlomo Lambroza, Eds., "Pogroms: Anti-Jewish Violence
in modern Russian History, Cambridge University Press, contains a chapter
by Peter Kenez entitled "Pogroms and White Ideology in the Russian Civil
War." It discusses the perpetrators and background of the pogroms, but it
doesn't mention Solovechno. Kenez notes that there are some documents by a
N.I. Shtif in "Pogromy na Ukraine, " and he refers to several other sources
for his article, but I doubt that those contain specific information, such
as a list of the victims of any village.

I also looked for Solechno in the index of Henry Abramson's "A Prayer for
the Government: Ukrainians and Jews in Revolutionary Times, 1917-1918,"
Harvard University Press, 1999, but didn't find an entry or mention of the

>from a letter I found written in 1922 by a nephew of my grandfather I
learned that the nephew's brother was killed by the troups of Denikin, but I
don't expect to find a victims list in which the name of Alexander BELKOVSKY
appears, nor do I even know just where Sascha was slain. although I imagine
it was in or near Kiev or Berdichev.

Some newspapers in the Ukraine and Russia did publish articles about the
pogroms but again, it is not likely that they contained the articles
included names of victims, unless, perhaps, the victim or victims were
members of a prominent family.

I share Ms. Gallard's frustration!

Naomi Fatouros (nee FELDMAN)
Bloomington, Indiana
Researching: BELKOWSKY, Odessa, Berdichev; FELDMAN, Pinsk; SHUTZ, SCHUTZ,
Shcherets; LEVY, Mulhouse.

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