a pogrom is a violent riot aimed at the massacre or expulsion of an ethnic or religious group, particularly one aimed at jews. The slavic-languages term originally entered the english language to describe 19th- and 20th-century attacks on jews in the russian empire (mostly within the pale of settlement).
The article as it stands also makes it seem as if the prison massacre against the inmates was a pogrom (or part of one, actually 2 above) without citing rs that call it a pogrom (i have found none) in conflict with the facts, and the generally accepted definition of the term pogrom.
the term pogrom became commonly used in english after a large-scale wave of anti-jewish riots swept through south-western imperial russia (present-day ukraine and poland) from 1881 to 1884 when more than 200 anti-jewish events occurred in the russian empire, notably pogroms in kiev, warsaw and odessa.
Pogrom definition and meaning | Collins English Dictionary
pogrom definition a pogrom is organized, official violence against a group of people for racial or.
Pogrom, (russian devastation, or riot), a mob attack, either approved or condoned by authorities, against the persons and property of a religious, racial, or national minority. The term is usually applied to attacks on jews in the russian empire in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
pogrom is a russian word which, when directly translated, means to wreak havoc.