That was then, this is now

The word “pogrom”…entered the international lexicon in the 1880s. By the early 1920s, it had become so familiar that a champion racehorse in Britain was named Pogrom; it won the 1922 Epsom Oaks and the Coronation Stakes.

That is from the new and fascinating book by Jeffrey Veidlinger, In the Midst of Civilized Europe: The Pogroms of 1918-1921 and the Onset of the Holocaust.  This is one of the better books for explaining how the Holocaust was possible, in this case not focusing on Germany of course.


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