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Russian Ministers and the Jewish Question, 1881–1917

  • Hans Rogger
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Abstract

The assassination of Alexander II, the pogroms following it and the Provisional Rules of 3 May 1882 marked a sharp turn for the worse in Imperial Russia’s treatment of the Jews. The government’s harshly discriminatory and restrictive measures — when not ascribed simply to anti-Semitism, to Russification or the determination to expel the Jews — have most often been viewed as deliberately designed to deflect onto the Jews the mass grievances and political protests threatening the regime. These assumptions are of such long standing, they have become so central to all interpretations of Jewish policy in prerevolutionary Russia, that they bear re-examination not only because they have been held so long and repeated so often, but more importantly because they are derived from an incomplete study of the evidence.

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State Council Russian Minister Jewish Question Jewish Leader Jewish Refugee 
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