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DRUNK IMPLIES TOXIC LEVELS OF ALCOHOL

"Carting a Drunk" (see details) (see related A | B | C | D | E) Kostiantyn Trutovsky (1826-1893) National Art Museum of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine

In the villages of Ukraine, access to alcohol often was monopolized by a special shop or "korchma" (canteen). Often these shops were also "Lombard" or pawn shop as well as sources of money lending. A Christian prohibition on profiting from money lending limited participation by Ukrainians. License for these outlets were often held by Jews. Apparently "korchmas" were a focus that stimulated antisemitism and "pogroms".
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