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10307 Anti-Semitism and Pogroms in Russia: 1881-1914 1

Credits: 6 advanced credits in Modern History of the Jewish People

Prerequisites: 36 credits, including Anti-Semitism, or both History of Zionism: 1881-1914 and Jews in an Era of Transition. Students must also fulfill all English requirements and take bibliographic instruction in the Library.

Author: Yossi Goldstein

The course focuses on the phenomena of hatred of Jews, anti-Semitism and pogroms in Russia from the second half of the 19th century until World War I. It deals with the network of relationships between the Jews and the Czarist government as well as with various groups in Russian society during the reform period of Alexander II and the backlash that followed. In the first part of the course, the student reads bibliographical material; in the second part, the student writes a seminar paper under supervision.

Topics: Introduction; Russian society and the Jews; The Russian government and its treatment of the Jews; The right-wing and clericalism; The popular, Socialist and Liberal movements; Pogroms and blood libels.

1Students who write two seminar papers in the framework of the 24 advanced credits may not take both this course and Anti-Semitism in the 19th Century (10305).