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POGORELSKY, MESSOLA – Russian physician and writer; born at Bobruisk March 7, 1862; educated at the gymnasium of his native town; studied medicine at the University of St. Vladimir in Kiev, where he was graduated in 1890. In the same year he was...
POGROMY – See Russia.
POIMANNIKI – See Russia.
POITIERS – French city; capital of the department of Vienne. In 1236 the Jews of Poitiers and the adjacent country were harried by the Crusaders, although Pope Gregory IX., in a letter to the bishop, strongly condemned their excesses. Four...
POITOU – Ancient province of France. Several Jewish communities were founded there in the twelfth century, notably those of Niort, Bressuire, and Thouars (department of Deux-Sèvres), Chatellerault (Vienne), and Mortagne and Tyfauges (La...
POLA – See Istria.