Odessa 1905 pogrom: handwritten list of murdered Jews

The next two entries are about things (documents, people, ghosts) I have not managed to find, but they suggest there is still more to find. In June 2011, a 12 page booklet The pogrom in Odessa on 18-22 October 1905 (Der blutiger pogrom in Odessa fun 18-22 oktober 1905 yor) by David Horowitz, Odessa 1906, was auctioned in Jerusalem (Kedem Auction House, Auction 15, Lot 521, 1 June 2011). The booklet came from the collection of Dr Israel Mehlman and included an additional 4 pages with the handwritten names and ages of Jews murdered during the pogrom. (https://www.kedem-auctions.com/search-page/Pogrom%20Odessa%201906%20leaves%20are%20unknown%20bibliographically)

Is this list copied from the original pogrom death records which are now in the Odessa archive? Was it done at the time or at some unknown time between 1905 and the present? Is it written in the original Russian Cyrillic or translated into Hebrew? Is it exactly the same list as in the records or have other names been added? Or is it a different list altogether? Were there other official lists, such as a police or government list? Or did someone in the Jewish community at the time make another list? The possibilities are endless. It would be fascinating to compile a larger list of those killed in the Odessa 1905 pogrom, if there are additional lists or if people know of others who were killed then. Possibly the owner of this booklet will find this blog and check whether his list is the same as the names in the records. Possibly other people have handwritten lists or know of official lists in records somewhere.


The pogrom in Odessa 1905, David Horowitz

1 thought on “Odessa 1905 pogrom: handwritten list of murdered Jews

  1. In your blogs, have you at some point reconstructed Bazarnaya Street? It seems to me that at some point (circa 1891) this was the most Jewish street in Odessa. Simon Dubnow describes how me moved into house Nr 15 (if I remember correctly) , which had just been built; and he always regretted moving in there because the walls were wet. He describes walking up Bazarnaya to see Abramovitsh at Nr. 91; and it appears that along the way he passed a lot of Jewish institutions, such as the old Talmud Torah building at Nr 34 (I think). Lilienblum lived on Bazarnaya too.


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