russia_insider (russia_insider) wrote,
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Pogroms

I was watching a "World War Two in Color" today and the word 'pogroms' was used to describe the mass murdering of Jews by Nazi SS divisions in Soviet Union, though I must say that in Russian a 'pogrom' means a situation when local Jews living in some town or and area are being beaten, robbed and their houses put in fire by a mob of usually drunk anti semites. 'Pogrom' is an awful notion but still very far away from the mass execution.

Wikipedia article basically gives accurate picture.


So, I wander was it a mistake by documentary writers or it's a new example of a new word meaning.
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