Definition of pogrom in English:
An organized massacre of a particular ethnic group, in particular that of Jews in Russia or eastern Europe.
- Between 1881 and 1906 more than a million Jews arrived in New York, fleeing the pogroms in Russia and eastern Europe.
- In that other abandoned Europe beyond Vienna-tyranny, pogroms and ethnic cleansing would have continued.
- The 1905 laws were designed to prevent poor Jewish refugees fleeing pogroms in eastern Europe from entering Britain.
early 20th century: from Russian, literally 'devastation', from gromit’ 'destroy by the use of violence'.