Singha wrote:in middle ages I think in dutchy's of poland and russia the jews were left alone so long as they paid their taxes and were good citizens.
in rest of europe everytime someone's toilet didnt pass properly, it was time for a good old pogrom and lynching a few jews.
The position of Jews in western Europe was mainly determined by the Catholic Church. Remember that the Vatican has been trying to usurp Jewish claim of special relationship with God since centuries. Hence, the hatred for Jews in Western Europe has religio-political origins.
Eastern Europe (except Poland) is largely Orthodox Xtian, hence do not have the same hang-ups as westerners. However, they do have their own hang-ups. The Jews in Eastern Europe were largely of Khazar origin (Turko-Mongol). When Russia absorbed Khazaria region, the Jews became part of Russian empire, and started their north-west journey into Europe, via Poland. It is this group of Jews that was highly persecuted.
Lalmullah is right. Russians have a very strong history of anti-semitism, the word 'pogrom' is due to them.
Jews were nicely in India, and also in parts of south east Asia as well as China. They have been treated well wherever there is no monotheistic religion.