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Prior to the Holocaust, the 1903 pogrom in Kishinev (now Moldova) was the most infamous occurrence of Jewish suffering in the Diaspora. In this episode, Noam explores the many myths that surround the massacre and how it inspired Theodor Herzl to propose the controversial Uganda Plan.  ~~~~ This season of Unpacking Israeli History is generously sponsored by Barbara Sommer & Alan Fisher, and Marci & Andrew Spitzer, and this episode is generously sponsored by ​​the Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York, and the Tampa Jewish Federation. ~~~~ Learn more about Unpacked: https://jewishunpacked.com/about/

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  1. Steven J Zipperstein, Pogrom: Kishinev and the Tilt of History
  2. Edward Judge, Anatomy of a Pogrom
  3. http://faculty.history.umd.edu/BCooperman/NewCity/Slaughter.html
  4. Micah Goodman, The Wondering Jew: Israel and the Search for Jewish Identity
  5. https://sci-hub.hkvisa.net/10.2307/23877915
  6. https://sci-hub.hkvisa.net/10.1093/mj/kjh017
  7. https://www.loc.gov/exhibits/naacp/founding-and-early-years.html
  8. Ervin Birnbaum, In the Shadow of the Struggle
  9. https://sci-hub.hkvisa.net/10.2307/40574565
  10. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EAQVYv-rqw