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Chişinău
MOLDOVA




 
MOISE ARENBERG IN KISHINEV
Kishinev, Moldova
cir 1890s
MOISE ARENBERG AND FRIENDS
Kishinev, Moldova
cir 1893
 
There was growing anti-Semitism in both Russia and Poland in the late 1800s, so many Jews chose to migrate to Kishinev (now called Chişinău). It was felt that economic opportunities were greater here. By the turn of the twentieth century, forty-three percent of the population of Kishinev was Jewish. However, Jews could not escape the persecution and wanton violence against them. Two major pogroms occurred in Kishinev, one on 6-7 Apr 1903, and the other on 19-20 Oct 1905. Such violence against the Jews here were one of the many reasons that large numbers of Jews began to emigrate in subsequent years from Eastern Europe, going to countries in Western Europe and also to the United States.

 

Also see "The Kishinev Pogroms"

 


 

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