Origin of pogrom
Examples from the Web for pogrom
As of this writing, Ukraine is drawing to a close the bloodiest day of a 72-hour pogrom.Ukraine Is On the Verge Of War And Putin Is To Blame|Michael Weiss|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
My Baruch was three years old then and she married during the Pogrom in Kiev.Crimes of Charity|Konrad Bercovici
Let us make sixty the minimum—or let there be a pogrom among the authors!Shandygaff|Christopher Morley
These gentry know well the precise points where a pogrom can most easily be started.Six days of the Irish Republic|Louis Redmond-Howard
Milovka lay off the pogrom route, and had not of itself caught the contagion; careful injection of the virus was necessary.Ghetto Comedies|Israel Zangwill
In the beginning of the twelfth century the Jewish colony of Kiev experienced the first pogrom.
Word Origin for pogrom
1882, from Yiddish pogrom, from Russian pogromu "devastation, destruction," from po- "by, through, behind, after" (cognate with Latin post-; see post-) + gromu "thunder, roar," from PIE imitative root *ghrem- (see grim).