an almost complete list of antisemitic massacres, genocides, and ethnic cleansing

Antisemitism is known as the world’s oldest hatred for a reason. Jews have been subject to systemic oppression, massacres, ethnic cleansing, and genocide for over 3000 years. While I tried to make this list as thorough as possible, know that it’s impossible to make a complete list, whether that is because of lack of documentation, the passage of time, or other reasons. 

Read this list thoroughly, and then read it again. Is your country in here somewhere? If it is, what makes you think you can ethically comment on where Jews are or are not allowed to live?

I differentiated between “genocide” and “massacres” utilizing the following two factors: (1) were the massacres isolated incidents or widespread/state-sanctioned? (2) was there a known attempt to exterminate the entire Jewish population of the region?

IMPORTANT!!! I used modern-day country names for clarity.

 

740 BCE: enslavement and ethnic cleansing (Israel-Palestine) 

605-581 BCE: enslavement and ethnic cleansing (Israel-Palestine) 

365 BCE: genocide (Israel-Palestine)

586 BCE: ethnic cleansing (Israel-Palestine)

19 CE: ethnic cleansing (Roman Empire) 

37-41: massacres (Egypt) 

115-117: massacres (Egypt, Libya, Cyprus) 

132-136: genocide and ethnic cleansing (Israel-Palestine)

250: ethnic cleansing (Tunisia) 

388: massacres (Syria)

415: ethnic cleansing (Egypt) 

451: massares (Iran) 

576: ethnic cleansing (France) 

612: ethnic cleansing (Spain) 

624: massacres (Saudi Arabia) 

629: massacres (Israel-Palestine)

629: ethnic cleansing (Germany) 

640: ethnic cleansing (Arabian Peninsula) 

694: ethnic cleansing (Spain) 

1012: ethnic cleansing (Germany) 

1013: massacres (Spain)

1016: ethnic cleansing (Tunisia) 

1026: ethnic cleansing (France) 

1032: massacres (Morocco)

1066: massacres (Spain) 

1090: massacres (Spain) 

1096: massacres (Europe, Middle East, North Africa) 

1107: ethnic cleansing (Morocco) 

1143: massacres (France) 

1148-1212: ethnic cleansing (Spain) 

1171: massacres (France) 

1181: ethnic cleansing (France)

1189: massacres (England)

1190: massacres and genocide (England) 

1236: massacres (France) 

1240: ethnic cleansing (France) 

1254: ethnic cleansing (France)

1264: massacres (England) 

 

1275: massacres (England) 

1285: massacres (Germany)

1287: massacres (Germany) 

1289: ethnic cleansing (France) 

1290: ethnic cleansing (England) 

1291: ethnic cleansing (France) 

1298: genocide (Austria) 

1321: massaces (France)

1322: ethnic cleansing (France)

1348: massacres (Europe)

1349: massacres (Switzerland) 

1349: ethnic cleansing (Switzerland, Germany, Hungary) 

1360: ethnic cleansing (Hungary) 

1370: genocide and ethnic cleansing (Belgium) 

1380: ethnic cleansing (Slovakia)

1389: massacres (Czech Republic) 

1391: massacres (Spain) 

1394: ethnic cleansing (France)

1420: ethnic cleansing (France) 

1421: massacres (Austria) 

1435: massacres (Spain)

1442-1444: ethnic cleansing (The Netherlands)

1446: ethnic cleansing (Germany)

1453-1454: ethnic cleansing (France, Germany)

1458: ethnic cleansing (Germany)

1465: genocide (Morocco)

1473-1474: massacres (Spain)

1492: ethnic cleansing (Spain)

1492: massacres (Germany)

1493: ethnic cleansing (Italy)

1496: ethnic cleansing (Portugal)

1498: ethnic cleansing (Lithuania)

1505: massacres (Czech Republic)

1506: massacres (Portugal)

1510: massacres (Germany)

1514-1519: ethnic cleansing (Germany)

1527: ethnic cleansing (Italy)

1528: massacres (Mexico)

1535: Jews enslaved (Tunisia) 

1550: ethnic cleansing (Italy)

1557: ethnic cleansing (Czech Republic)

1563: massacres (Lithuania)

1565: ethnic cleansing (Czech Republic)

1582: ethnic cleansing (The Netherlands, Hungary, Austria)

1590: massacres (Czech Republic) 

1590-1601: massacres (Latin America)

1614: genocide (Germany)

1615: ethnic cleansing (France)

1624: mass starvation (Ethiopia)

1648-1655: genocide (Ukraine)

1660: massacre and ethnic cleansing (Israel-Palestine)

1664: massacres (Ukraine)

1670: ethnic cleansing (Austria) 

1712: ethnic cleansing (Poland)

1734: massacres (Ukraine) 

1742: ethnic cleansing (Russia)

1744: ethnic cleansing (Germany)

1744: ethnic cleansing (Czech Republic)

 

1790-1792: genocide (Morocco)

1791: ethnic cleansing (Russia)

1805: massacres (Algeria)

1819: massacres (Germany)

1834: massacres (Israel-Palestine)

1838: massacres (Israel-Palestine)

1840: massacres (Syria)

1862: mass starvation (Ethiopia)

1875: massacre (Morocco)

1881-1884: massacres (Russia)

1882-1892: mass starvation (Ethiopia)

1882-1924: massacres (Egypt) 

1862: ethnic cleansing (United States) 

1892: ethnic cleansing (Russia) 

1903: massacres (Ukraine) 

1903: massacres (Morocco)

1904: massacres (Ireland) 

1905: massacres (Ukraine) 

1907: massacres (Morocco) 

1912: massacres (Morocco) 

1915: ethnic cleansing (France) 

1917: massacres (Tunisia) 

1919: massacres (Ukraine) 

1919-1922: massacres and ethnic cleansing (Russia)

1920s: ethnic cleansing (Uzbekistan and Azerbaijan) 

1920-1921: massacres (Israel-Palestine) 

1924: Jewish immigration banned (United States) 

1929: massacre and ethnic cleansing (Israel-Palestine) 

1930s: massacres (Iraq, Tunisia, Yemen) 

1933-1945: ethnic cleansing and genocide (Nazi-occupied Europe and collaborators, including Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Ukraine, Hungary, Romania, Greece, Austria, France, The Netherlands, Belgium, and more) 

1934: ethnic cleansing (Afghanistan) 

1936-1938: massacres (Israel-Palestine) 

1938-1939: Jewish refugees banned (Venezuela, Uruguay, United States, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Sweden, Peru, Paraguay, Panama, Norway, Nicaragua, The Netherlands, Mexico, Ireland, Hungary, Honduras, Haiti, Guatemala, France, Ecuador, Denmark, Cuba, Costa Rica, Colombia, Chile, Canada, Brazil, Bolivia, Belgium, Australia, Argentina) 

1941: massacres (Iraq) 

1945: massacres (Egypt) 

1944-1949: massacres (Syria)

1946: massacres (Iraq) 

1946: massacres (Poland)

1947: massacres (Yemen) 

1948: massacres (Morocco) 

1948: massacres (Egypt, Yemen, Syria) 

1948: ethnic cleansing (Soviet Union) 

1948-2001: ethnic cleansing (Middle East and North Africa) 

1948: ethnic cleansing (Palestine) 

1952: massacres (Morocco) 

1952: massacres (Soviet Union) 

1960: attempted massacre (United States)

1967: massacres (Syria, Iraq) 

1968: ethnic cleansing (Poland) 

1972: massacres (Iraq) 

1972: massacre (Olympic Games in Germany) 

1974: massacres (Syria) 

1977: massacre (United States)

1978-1979: ethnic cleansing (Iran) 

1981: massacres (Ethiopia) 

1981: massacre (Vienna) 

1982: massacre (Italy)

1986: massacre (Turkey)

1994: massacre (Argentina) 

2004: attempted massacre (Canada) 

2004-present: de-facto ethnic cleansing (Venezuela) 

2008: massacre (India) 

2011: massacre (France) 

2014: massacre (United States) 

2014-present: genocide (Yemen)

2015: massacre (Denmark)

2018: massacre (United States) 

2019: massacre (United States) 

2019: massacre (Germany)