Monday, 13 January 2014

Nazis forced Jew to drink father's blood and other stories

Jack I. Fishbein (pictured in 1990), editor and owner of the Chicago
Jewish magazine The Sentinel from 1943 until his death in 1996.

"In 1943 Jack Fishbein (1913-1996) became a co-owner and editor of the Sentinel, taking full control in 1951. Fishbein was a Chicago native who graduated with a business and journalism degree from Northwestern University and had worked for the Sentinel since 1936. Throughout his tenure as publisher and editor Fishbein took a clear, often provocative stand on many issues, earning the name “conscience of the Jewish community” (Irving Cutler). The paper confronted difficult issues such as intermarriage and assimilation. Soon after Fishbein’s death the paper published its last issue on December 26, 1996."

- Historical Jewish Press (Fishbein was an avowed Zionist as well)

The following quotes are taken from Fishbein's editorial column in the June 15, 1944 edition:

"For what human being, no matter how depraved and debauched he might be, could bring himself to stuff infants into soccer ball coverings and then kick them around the field as the Nazis did to Jewish children at Lvov."

"Most horrifying of all is the story just released from Moscow, reporting on the sadism displayed by the German and Rumanian troops, telling of a woman, who was forced, under threat of violence to her children, to gulp blood drained from her father. When the woman had drunk the blood from a cup, the Nazis tortured her to death after killing her children before her eyes."

"Our boys, who are liberating Europe from the Nazi yoke, are performing the Lord's work as He would want it done. Every Nazi they kill, adds a halo to their brow."

"... the only good Nazi is a dead one. No excuses, no philandering with the truth-only this simple fact of life! They must all be eliminated in one way or another. Otherwise, the world can never be thoroughly cleaned of their filth."

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