Massive Anti-Semitic Riots Take Place in Warsaw, Poland

Massive anti-Semitic riots in Warsaw, Poland, lead to several deaths and large-scale property destruction. As a consequence, Jewish emigration to the West increases dramatically.

The increasing number of Ostjuden, or Eastern Jews, exacerbates anti-Semitic tensions in countries like Germany and Austria because these new immigrants are not assimilated to European, Christian culture to the same degree that native Jews are.

The Jewish immigrants retain their unique dress, language, and customs, marking them as foreigners at a time when extreme nationalism generally is on the rise. In effect, anti-Semitism is at least partially an expression of anti-immigrant hostility and general xenophobia.

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