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  • Badkhn Belt? Jewish humor was born in 1661, prof says

    February 28, 2011 | 11:53 am

    The Chmielnicki massacres weren’t particularly funny.

    From 1648 to 1651, nearly 100,000 Jews were slaughtered throughout Ukraine by Bohdan Chmielnicki and his roving bands of Cossacks. It was arguably the worst pogrom in history, leaving hundreds of Jewish communities in ruins.