“City of Slaughter”
Limmud FSU Modova Weekend in Kishinev in 2014 was Dealing With the 1903 Pogrom
"Limmud FSU Moldova has arranged a weekend in Kishinev for its participants, in the memory of the 1903 pogroms that took place there against the Jewish people of the city.
About 250 Jews from Moldova participated, with a burning desire to share in the Jewish narrative as well as the Israeli story. We meet some of the volunteers and hear their stories."
About The 1903 Pogroms
Jewish Survival in Kishinev
The Kishinev pogrom was an anti-Jewish riot that took place in Kishinev (modern Chișinău, Moldova), then the capital of the Bessarabia Governorate in the Russian Empire, on April 19–21, 1903. Further rioting erupted in October 1905. In the first wave of violence, beginning on Easter Day, 49 Jews were killed, a number of Jewish women were raped and 1,500 homes were damaged. American Jews began large-scale organized financial help, and assisted in emigration. The incident focused worldwide attention on the persecution of Jews in Russia and led Theodor Herzl to propose the Uganda Scheme for resettlement of the Jews.