May laws

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1.See Kulturkampf, above.
2.In Russia, severe oppressive laws against Jews, which have given occasion for great persecution; - so called because they received the assent of the czar in May, 1882, and because likened to the Prussian May laws (see Kulturkampf).
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These May Laws, reinforced in later legislation, remained in effect until 1917.
Petersburg in 1881 led to the Russian pogroms and the anti-Semite May Laws of 1882.
In holding this view, he implicitly supported the section of the Kulturkampf's May Laws that expelled Jesuits from Germany, a law that was not rescinded until 1904.
A further factor was the pogroms and restrictive May Laws of 1882 that followed the assassination of the Tsar in 1881.
Alexander II was assassinated in 1881, however, and his death was blamed on the Jews; there followed the infamous pogroms of 1882 and the hated May Laws (restricting where Jews could live and how many could attend school).
This shift is convincingly argued in this work, particularly in the discussion of Morier's approach to German unification, one of Morier's ardent desires, and of the Kulturkampf, which found Morier grudgingly supporting the May Laws of his nemesis Bismarck because he believed that the Kulturkampf was jeopardizing the newly created German nation-state.