Sunday, May 29, 2011

pogrom

pogrom [ puh’-GRUHM, -GROM, poh- ]
 noun ]
 MEANING :
 an organized massacre of helpless people esp. those of jews
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 The holocaust against Jews during world war II was the most ghastly pogrom ever witnessed by mankind.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 The first pogrom is often considered to be the 1821 anti-Jewish riots in Odessa (modern Ukraine) after the death of the Greek Orthodox patriarch in Istanbul, in which 14 Jews were killed.