Omer Bartov is the Samuel Pisar Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Brown University and the author, most recently, of Genocide, the Holocaust, and Israel-Palestine: First-Person History in Times of Crisis (2023), The Butterfly and the Axe. A Novel (2023), Tales from the Borderlands: Making and Unmaking the Galician Past (2022), and Anatomy of a Genocide: The Life and Death of a Town Called Buczacz (2018).
In 1903, a local mob killed 49 Jews, including several children, and raped and wounded 600 others, in the city of Kishinev, then part of the Russian Empire. These three days of violence later became known as the Kishinev pogrom. A few days later, the Jewish-Russian poet Hayim Nahman Bialik published a Hebrew poem that […]