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The Story of the Jews: The Leo Frank Case

The most infamous case of anti-Semitism in America occurred in Atlanta. On August 17, 1915, Leo Frank was lynched in Marietta, Georgia. Two years earlier, Frank had been accused, indicted and convicted for the murder of Mary Phagan, a 13-year-old girl found murdered in the basement of the National Pencil Company factory where Frank was the superintendent. After Georgia Governor John Slaton commuted the sentence from death by hanging to life in prison, a group of influential citizens in Atlanta executed a bold plan to abduct Frank from his jail cell and lynch him in Marietta close to Mary Phagan’s ancestral home.

A Jewish Yankee Comes to Atlanta

Leo Frank and his wife Lucille Selig Leo Max Frank was raised in Brooklyn, New York and attended the Pratt Institute and later Cornell University where he studied mechanical engineering. He enjoyed leisure activities of the upper class such as tennis, chess and bridge and he was a frequent operagoer. He was also well traveled, particularly in Germany where he studied pencil manufacturing. When Frank arrived in Atlanta to work at the National Pencil Company, these activities, his industrialist background and his Yankee mannerisms made others, Jewish and non-Jewish alike, uncomfortable.

Frank met Lucille Selig shortly after arriving in Atlanta and married her despite their apparent differences, such as her disinterest in speaking Yiddish. He was known to be quite handsome and social, even in Atlanta, where he was a member of the Jewish fraternal organization, B’nai B’rith. He was well known, not because he was Jewish, but because he was one of the many Yankee industrialists who had moved to the South for profit. This made him quite unpopular in some southern circles.

The Murder of Mary Phagan

Saturday, April 26th, 1913, was Confederate Memorial Day. That morning, 13-year-old Mary Phagan took a streetcar from her home in Bellwood to the National Pencil Company factory to collect her pay before heading to the parade. She arrived at the factory around noon and proceeded to Leo Frank’s office on the second floor.

more: http://www.gpb.org/blogs/passion-for-learning/2014/03/26/the-story-of-the-jews-the-leo-frank-case

This is in response to the series "The Story of the Jews" currently showing (6 parts) on PBS. Part One was very interesting!
Posted by Behind the Aegis | Thu Mar 27, 2014, 02:53 AM (8 replies)

Rhode Island Democrat sorry he told bullying InfoWars correspondent to ‘go f*ck himself’

There must be something about InfoWars correspondent Dan Bidondi that invites scorn, ridicule, and profanity.

Bidondi, who is best known for the foul-mouthed fulmination he endured from a furious Boston resident over his website’s “false flag” conspiracy theories, was subjected to more verbal abuse last week from a Rhode Island state senator.

The InfoWars correspondent went March 18 to cover a Statehouse rally for stricter gun control laws and was subjected to repeated insults when he confronted lawmakers.

“How do these gun laws take the guns from the criminals?” Bidondi bellowed in a thick Rhode Island accent.

more: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/03/26/rhode-island-democrat-sorry-he-told-bullying-infowars-correspondent-to-go-fck-himself/
Posted by Behind the Aegis | Thu Mar 27, 2014, 02:48 AM (1 replies)

Putin is against Nazis in Ukraine, but he loves them in Russia (disturbing videos at link)

The Russian government is now claiming that it had to invade Crimea, Ukraine in order to stop “Nazis” from taking over the country.

Russian UN ambassador Vitaly Churkin has been especially vocal about the Ukrainian Nazi threat, repeatedly lashing out at western governments for supporting what he calls “fascist thugs” in the country.

Russian propaganda organ RT (aka Russia Today) was more direct a week ago when, after expressing concern that the Ukrainians were taking down statues of Lenin that were still oddly ubiquitous in the country, “Exit Communism. Enter Nazism?”

It’s therefore more than a tad ironic that Russian President Vladimir Putin, while terribly concerned about Ukraine’s made-up “Nazi threat,” couldn’t care less about his own very real fascist thug problem at home.


Note how "Occupy Pedophilia" actually targets kids as well. Is that irony?

15 year old boy abducted by Occupy Pedophilia, after being promised money for sex, then outed to his family after he said his father would beat him if he found out he was gay.
Posted by Behind the Aegis | Mon Mar 24, 2014, 03:07 AM (4 replies)

Russian state TV says Jews brought Holocaust on themselves

Source: Ha'aretz

TV presenter makes comment while discussing the Ukrainian uprising with a guest.

A presenter on Russia's state TV, Evelyn Zakamskaya, said on air that the Jews helped bring the Holocaust on themselves, according to a blog post published on Sunday.

Zakamskaya was responding to a guest on the show, who said it was "strange" that Jewish organizations support Maidan (the Ukrainian protest movement). "They do not realize that they are, with their own hands, closer to the Holocaust?"

To that, Zakamskaya responded: "They also advanced the first "

Blogger John Aravosis from AMERICAblog confirmed the transcript of the show with Buzzfeed's Miriam Elder, who said it was "accurate, if incomplete."

Read more: http://www.haaretz.com/jewish-world/jewish-world-news/1.581534

If you have been to Ha'aretz this week, you won't be able to see the article, if not, you can see the entire article. You can get a free membership which allows for 10 articles a month. Not an endorsement, simply a reality.
Posted by Behind the Aegis | Mon Mar 24, 2014, 02:30 AM (72 replies)

Today on Google: Dorothy Height, African-American and Women's rights activist

Height started working as a caseworker with the New York City Welfare Department and, at the age of twenty-five, she began a career as a civil rights activist when she joined the National Council of Negro Women. She fought for equal rights for both African Americans and women, and in 1944 she joined the national staff of the YMCA. She also served as National President of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority from 1946 to 1957. She remained active with Delta Sigma Theta Sorority throughout her life. While there she developed leadership training programs and interracial and ecumenical education programs.

Height was named president of the National Council of Negro Women, a position she held until 1997. During the height of the civil rights movement of the 1960s, Height organized "Wednesdays in Mississippi", which brought together black and white women from the North and South to create a dialogue of understanding.

American leaders regularly took her counsel, including First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, and Height also encouraged President Dwight D. Eisenhower to desegregate schools and President Lyndon B. Johnson to appoint African-American women to positions in government. In the mid-1960s, Height wrote a column entitled "A Woman's Word" for the weekly African-American newspaper, the New York Amsterdam News and her first column appeared in the March 20, 1965, issue on page 8.

Height served on a number of committees, including as a consultant on African affairs to the Secretary of State, the President's Committee on the Employment of the Handicapped, and the President's Committee on the Status of Women. In 1974, Height was named to the National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research, which published The Belmont Report, a response to the infamous "Tuskegee Syphilis Study" and an international ethical touchstone for researchers to this day.


A remarkable woman! I had no idea how influential she was.

Posted by Behind the Aegis | Mon Mar 24, 2014, 02:18 AM (6 replies)

Boston – Town Rallies Against Anti-Semitism At Bedford High School

Boston, MA – More than 300 Religious leaders, town and state officials, and residents gathered in Bedford Thursday to denounce recent acts of anti-Semitism in the schools and pledge their support to help make Bedford a safe and welcoming community for all cultures and races, The Boston Globe reports.

Over the last few weeks, incidents have taken place in both elementary and high schools alike in the area, including a game called “Jail the Jews,” as well as instances where anti-Semitic graffiti was spray-painted onto school walls. The graffiti includes swastikas and other such anti-Semitic materials, according to the Globe.

In other incidents, a child told her parents that a classmate said they were going to destroy her country because she is Jewish, and a Jewish child was told by a peer that she could not have a cracker because Jews didn’t believe in Jesus. Also, while discussing Christmas and Hanukkah, students said that Jews were responsible for killing Jesus.

more: http://jpupdates.com/2014/03/21/boston-town-rallies-anti-semitism-bedford-high-school/

Some things never go out of vogue, including mocking anti-Semitism in this country and others.
Posted by Behind the Aegis | Sat Mar 22, 2014, 04:35 AM (1 replies)

'The Story of the Jews': From the beginning (This series begins Tuesday, March 25th!)

The five-part series ‘‘The Story of the Jews With Simon Schama” premieres on PBS in five one-hour installments on consecutive Tuesdays, beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday on OETA-13.

The five-part series “The Story of the Jews With Simon Schama,” a brilliant take on history, premieres at 7 p.m. Tuesday on PBS.

An intricate look at a people who endure, it will continue in one-hour installments on consecutive Tuesdays on OETA-13.

Schama, who has racked up awards for his books and documentaries on history, art and literature, talks about how he initially shied away from tackling the subject.

“I had a slight sense, a residual sense, that I was at my best when dealing with cultures not my own,” Schama says.

He let the concept percolate for a while, and the result is the series and a companion book.

more: http://newsok.com/the-story-of-the-jews-from-the-beginning/article/3945661

Check your local listings and set your DVRs!

ETA: related information:

Posted by Behind the Aegis | Sat Mar 22, 2014, 04:07 AM (5 replies)

70 years after Nazi occupation, anti-Semitism still a problem in Hungary

BUDAPEST, hungary • Seventy years ago this week, shortly after the German army invaded Hungary, thousands of Jews were prodded by bayonets and swords into the freezing waters of the River Danube.

But first, they were ordered to remove their shoes so that others could walk around in them.


Unidentified vandals desecrated a Jewish cemetery this month in Tatabanya in northwest Hungary, daubing slogans such as “Stinking Jews” and “There was no Holocaust but there will be” on gravestones.


Hungary’s far-right Jobbik Party last week held a pre-election rally in a former synagogue at Esztergom, 60 miles north of Budapest. Jewish demonstrators stood outside waving Star of David flags, calling Jobbik members “Nazis.”

entire article
Posted by Behind the Aegis | Sat Mar 22, 2014, 03:45 AM (6 replies)

Kids in 2 Boston schools play new game: Round up the Jews!

Police investigate anti-Semitic graffiti found at 2 Bedford schools

BEDFORD, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) – Police are investigating anti-Semitic graffiti found at two schools in Bedford.

Graffiti of swastikas was found in the bathroom stalls at Bedford High School months ago, and more recently, a hateful phrase was found at an elementary school on gym equipment.

Police were immediately alerted and began an investigation, but they were not able to find who was responsible for the graffiti.

But in just the past two weeks, more concerns were raised when a parent told the superintendent that kids at her child's elementary school were making anti-Semitic comments to Jewish students and playing games where Jewish students were "jailed" by Christians.

"That really was disturbing because even though the kids might not understand what they're saying it means that somewhere they're picking up or misinterpreting, but in some cases hearing some really negative perspectives," Superintendent Jon Sills said.

Read more: http://www.myfoxboston.com/story/24970018/police-investigate-anti-semitic-graffiti-found-at-2-bedford-schools#ixzz2vurdMKSb

Superintendent Sills is correct. They are picking this up somewhere, even if they don't understand the ramifications.
Posted by Behind the Aegis | Fri Mar 14, 2014, 02:33 AM (13 replies)

Greek god/dess gifs

And my favorite!!!!!

Posted by Behind the Aegis | Tue Mar 11, 2014, 04:59 AM (3 replies)
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