The Daniel E. Koshland Professor in Jewish Culture and History, Stanford University
April 11, 2019
4:45pm - 6:00pm
Lower Level Conference Room, Adolphus Busch Hall
Please note that the talk will start at 4:45pm and not at 4:30pm, as originally planned.
The Kishinev pogrom that broke out in late-Tsarist Russia in April 1903, in which 49 Jews were killed and 600 more were raped and wounded, seized the imagination of an international public. It quickly become the prototype for what would become known as a "pogrom." It provided the impetus for endeavors as varied as the Hagannah, the precursor to the Israeli army, "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion," and the formation of the NAACP.
Steven Zipperstein will present findings of his recent book Pogrom: Kishinev and the Tilt of History. It is based on newly discovered materials from Moldova, Israel, Ireland, and elsewhere, and is a wide-ranging study of a gruesome moment that provided meaning to an astonishing array of institutions and writings literary as well as polemical.