Why do Pogroms Occur in Some Localities and not Others? | Prof. Wittenberg

Why do pogroms occur in some localities and not others? We investigate this question through a focus on a wave of pogroms in Poland’s eastern borderlands in summer, 1941. We find that some common explanations for why certain places got targeted– the presence of non-Jewish nationalist sympathies or Jewish communist sympathies– explain the pattern of … Continue reading