Wednesday, November 21, 2007

More on the Kishinev pogrom

Stumbled upon this quote about the Kishinev pogrom on some anti-semitic Russian nationalist website - I will not link to the scumbag demagogue. What strikes me about this quote is the juxtaposition of the first two sentences!

This is from the writings of A.I. Pollan (the investigating government attorney) wrote:
"The youth, consisting mostly of teenagers, began to break the windows in the Jewish houses, throwing out their property and destroying it... The disturbances did not take on a threatening character... By evening, when the army was asked to intervene, 62 people were arrested. The next day, April 7, the disturbances started up again... Some of the Jews, defending their property, began to shoot from revolvers, and one of them, who shot one of the troublemakers, was killed immediately. Afterwards, many more Jews were killed or wounded... At the present time, among those shot we count over 40... Of Christians 3 people... There are no Jews who were killed by firearms."


Blogger Shoshana said...

What were you doing on an anti-semitic Russian nationalist website?

November 21, 2007 10:44 AM  
Blogger e-kvetcher said...

The web is funny that way. I was actually on a website that had original essays by Ze'ev Jabotinsky on various Zionist topics. These were written in Russian (back then he was still Vladimir and not Ze'ev:) )
He mentioned the name of a certain lesser Russian writer who published an antisemitic article about Jews taking over Russian literature. So I googled this writer's name and stumbled on this nationalist websty.

November 21, 2007 11:08 AM  
Blogger The back of the hill said...

Sometimes, when one researches the things that interest one, one must necessarily stumble into some putrid areas of the internet.

Earlier I was looking up the student-protests in the Netherlands today, and ran across a report that in one town they chanted "Hamas, Hamas, alle Joden aan 't gas" (Hamas, Hamas, all Jews to the gas).

This is a phrase more often associated with Feijenoord or FC Utrecht supporters, especially when their teams go up against Ajax, than with student protests. But it does irritate the spit out of decent people. So it is a usefull search-criterium for finding out what is going on in NL - especially today.

Of course it also finds any number of sewers and cesspools, so, errm, kinda like your google search.

I like the term 'websty', by the way. Very apposite.

November 26, 2007 6:58 PM  

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