This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page #general

Bruce Drake <BDrake@...>

"Defense in October 1905," >from the Yizkor book of Yekaterinoslav-Dnepropetrovsk
(Dnipropetrovsk) in Ukraine, captures the drama in the town when its Jews first
become aware that a pogrom was gathering steam and would soon be at their doors.
The pogrom in Yekaterinoslav-Dnepropetrovsk was part of a wave of pogroms that
broke out between 1903 and 1906, claiming thousands of Jewish lives. As its
title implies, much of the chapter is devoted to how the community organized its
defense, the battles that ensued and the extent to which it succeeded in ending.
The "official" count of casualties, according to the author, was 126 Jews were
killed in the pogrom by the "rioters" and the soldiers' shooting, and 47 rioters
were killed, although he put the number of dead rioters at 63.


Bruce Drake
Silver Spring MD

Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel

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