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pogrom

noun [C] uk   /ˈpɒɡ.rəm/ us    /ˈpoʊ.ɡrəm/
an act of organized cruel behaviour or killing that is done to a large group of people because of their race or religion: The famines and pogroms in 19th-century Eastern Europe forced many Jewish refugees to emigrate.
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