The Istanbul pogrom (sometimes referred to as Septemvriana) was a government- instigated series of riots against the Greek minority of Istanbul in September 1955. It can be characterized as a ‘‘crime against humanity,’’ comparable in scope to the November 1938 Kristallnacht in Germany, perpetrated by the Nazi authorities against Jewish civilians.
de Zayas, Alfred
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