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pəˈgrʌm, -ˈgrɒm, poʊ-pogrom

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  1. pogromnoun

    organized persecution of an ethnic group (especially Jews)


  1. pogromnoun

    A riot aimed at persecution of a particular group, usually on the basis of their religion or ethnic origin.

    Etymology: Via פאגראם, from погром.


  1. Pogrom

    A pogrom is an increasingly archaic term for a violent mob attack historically held in Europe between the Middle Ages and the late 19th century against Jews and often condoned by the public forces of law, characterized by slaughter and/or destruction of Jewish homes and properties, businesses, and religious centers. The term, a Yiddish variation on a Russian word meaning "thunder", originally entered the English language to describe 19th and 20th-century attacks on Jews in the Russian Empire; similar attacks against Jews at other times and places also became retrospectively known as pogroms. The word is now also sometimes used with debatable accuracy to describe publicly-sanctioned purgative attacks against non-Jewish ethnic or religious groups. Significant pogroms in the Russian Empire included the Odessa pogroms, Warsaw pogrom, Kishinev pogrom, Kiev Pogrom, and Białystok pogrom, and, after the 1917 Russian Revolution, the Lwów pogrom and Kiev Pogroms. The most significant pogrom in Nazi Germany was the Kristallnacht of 1938in which at least an initial 91 Jews were killed by Nazi soldiers, a further 30,000 were arrested and subsequently incarcerated in concentration camps, more than 1,000 synagogues burned, and over 7,000 Jewish businesses destroyed or damaged.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Pogrom

    Expresses the Slavonic for “devastation” or “desolation.” The word is allied to grom, thunder, thunder clash, and gromit, to thunder, batter down, as with a thunderbolt; utterly overthrow, destroy without mercy.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pogrom in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pogrom in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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  1. Febi Ramadhan:

    I was saddened and enraged by these continuous acts of violence, and I participated in the rally in downtown Chicago to fight together with Palestinians against this pogrom until the liberation of Palestine actually happens.

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    the act of making a noisy disturbance
    • A. elate
    • B. famish
    • C. rumpus
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