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List of Victims of Kishinev Pogrom of 1903

The list below is the result of merging information contained in 2 published documents:

Within the Pale: The True Story of Anti-Semitic Persecutions in Russia, Michael Davitt, London, 1903

Davitt was an Irish journalist who visited Kishinev after the pogrom, and reported on it for two New York newspapers. The list there is an early one and is incomplete, but does have the genealogical benefit of often including the patronymic names.

Ha-Pogrom Be-Kishineff - Pesach 1903-Pesach 1963, Tel Aviv, 1963

This book, published on the 60th anniversary of the pogrom includes a copy of an original incomplete list (in Hebrew, awkwardly translated by a colleague and I).

Some of the other details here are either from Easter in Kishinev: Anatomy of a Pogrom, and excellent book written by Edward H. Judge (New York University Press, 1992; recently published in paperback as well) or from personal correspondence with Judge.


There were apparently 49 Jewish victim who died during or as a result of the pogrom (38 male, 11 females, including several children). According to the chief surgeon of the Kishinev Jewish Hospital, 37 were dead when they were brought to the hospital during the pogrom, 4 died at home following the pogrom, and 8 died in the hospital as a result of injuries received during the pogrom.

My list has only 46 people (including 6 females and one child of unknown gender). It is possible that I have listed someone as dead who was only injured, or that I have listed a single person twice due to a confusion of names. Clearly, not all those who lost their lives due to the pogrom are mentioned in the two lists I have located. Nevertheless it is a start.

I hope to get additional information from Prof. Judge and a colleague of his in Kishinev (now Chisinau, Moldova) who has done extensive pogrom research. If I ultimately have additional information, I will integrate it.

In some cases, the sources have additional information about how the person died (often a very ugly story).

Where the different sources yielded several names for the same person, I have included both (as in "Mordechai/Mottel").

Alan Greenberg: alan.greenberg@mcgill.ca


I have added the 47th victim based on the article provided by Rosemarie Cohen (see article Morris Cohen Keeps a Promise)

Ariel Parkansky


Kishinev 1903 Pogrom Victims

First Name(s) Surname Gender
1 Benja/Benjamin Shimenov Baranovitz

M
2 Isaac/Yitschok Belitzkah/Byeletsky

M
3 Itlia/Itel Berger

F
4 Hosea/Joshua Abramovitz Berladsky

M
5 Hirsch/Tsvi Chaimov Bolgar

M
6 Aaron Isaacov Brachman

M
7 David Abrahamov Charidon

M
8 (sister - age 12) Chatzkalovitz/Chaskelevitz

F
9 David Nissleov Chatzkalovitz/Chaskelevitz

M
10 Abraham Router Cohen/Kogan

M
11 David Drachman

M
12 Chaia Sarah Abramovna Fanarzei/Fanarnei

M
13 Eiss/Zusya Davidovitz Fanarzei/Fanarnei

M
14 Simeon/Shimon Fishman

M
15 Ben-Zion Leibov Galantor/Salapter

M
16 (child) Golder

?
17 Chaim Leib/Leibov Goldiss

M
18 Joseph Hirsch/Tsvi Danilov Greenberg

M
19 Mordecai/Mottel Greenspoon

M
20 Kopel Davidovitz Kainarsky

M
21 Joseph Abramovitz Kantor

M
22 Rose/Raiza Falikovna Katzap

M
23 Kaela Kaza/Konza

M
24 (husband) Keigelman

M
25 Chaia Leah Keigelman

F
26 Moshe Samuel/Tsvi Kiegel

M
27 Beila Leiserovna Kodja?

F
28 Idel/Jehudah Krupnik

M
29 Isaac/Yitschok Krupnik

M
30 Shmuel/Michel Shaev Lashkoff

M
31 Hirsch/Tsvi Yankelev Liss

M
32 Moses/Moshe Chaskelov Makhlin

M
33 Mottel/Mordechai Davidovitz Menduk

M
34 (man) Newman

M
35 Chaim Nissinov Nissenson

M
36 Isaac/Yitzshok Yankelov Rosenfeld

M
37 Israel Leiserovitz Selstein/Shalistal

M
38 Michel/Yachael Josiphov Seltzer

M
39 Pinya Isaacov Spivak

F
40 Jacob Elchunov Tounik

M
41 Israel Yacoblewitz Ulmer

M
42 Samuel/Shmuel Baruch Urrman

M
43 Feiga Voulyar/Wouller

F
44 Leinha/Simcha Voulyar/Wouller

M
45 Abraham Yitschok/Router Weinstein

M
46 Kalman Wolowitz/Volovitz

M
47 (Rabbi) Mordecai Alpert

M
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