Dear Matt Lebovic,
The article you have written, ‘The ADL and KKK, born of the same murder, 100 years ago” and published at the Times of Israel Dot Com, perpetuates the 100 year old, Jewish pathological BIG LIE about the Leo Frank trial, what amounts to an anti-Gentile blood libel and racist hate crime hoax, that people outside were shouting death chants “hang the Jew” into the courtroom during Leo Frank’s trial and intimidating the jury with anti-Semitism to convict him. The unabridged archive of Leo Frank’s appeals records at the Georgia Supreme Court (1913 and 1914) are now published online at the Internet Archive (see Archive.Org) as of April 26, 2013 (the centennial of Phagan’s murder). The three local Atlanta daily newspapers (Atlanta Constitution, Atlanta Georgian and Atlanta Journal, April 28 to August 26, 1913) that meticulously covered the trial day-by-day from July 28, 1913 to August 26, 1913, are also now available online to be read at ‘The Internet Archive‘. None of these sources – official legal records or mainstream media newspapers at the time – reported people shouting “hang the Jew” mantras during Leo Frank’s trial outside the courtroom, where the windows were kept wide open during the hot summer. Nothing in Leo Frank’s appeals to every level of the United States legal system at State and Federal courts ever mention any people shouting anti-Semitic hate speech slogans during the trial. Neither the State’s prosecution team, the judge, jury, or Leo Frank legal defense team ever mentioned such disruptions being made in the media or during the two years of appeals. So the question is: Why Matt Lebovic are you perpetuating known Jewish lies and anti-Gentile racism? Why do so many Jews perpetuate this anti-Gentile racist hate crime hoax? Why are so many prominent members of the Jewish community going out of their way to rehabilitate a serial pedophile who raped and strangled this little girl?
Matt Lebovic, please stop spreading bigoted blood libel and defamatory lies about the Leo Frank Case, no one ever shouted, “hang the Jew” inside the courtroom, or outside the courtroom into the open windows of the trial. This fraudulent fabrication invented by Jews is racist anti-Gentile hate-speech, perpetuated by Synagogues, ADL, Abraham Foxman, Leonard Dinnerstein and other prominent Jewish domestic extremists and Jewish racial supremacists, Jewish groups and individual Hebrews, who have relentlessly revised Southern legal history. I encourage you Matt Lebovic or anyone with any doubts about whether or not this incident occurred, to review the 1,800 pages of Leo Frank’s appeals records, petitions to the presiding judge Leonard Strickland Roan, and the Georgia Supreme Court. These documents are no longer buried in the deepest darkest archives at the State of Georgia’s government vaults, they are now available online for the whole world to review, even for you Matt Lebovic. So Matt read the legal records of this infamous case, read the day-by-day newspaper accounts, and please ask the Jewish fear-mongering race hustling high class prostitute, Abraham Foxman, to read them as well. Foxman who has a law degree should be ashamed of himself for claiming Leo Frank was convicted without evidence and solely on the basis of anti-Semitism.
The other misrepresentation in your article is that Leo Frank was exonerated of strangling Mary Phagan, this is another complete falsehood that racist Jewish extremists have been perpetuating as part of their anti-Gentile crusade of defamation against the United States of America and Western Civilization. The Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles, DID NOT exonerate Leo Frank, they only pardoned him (forgave him of his guilt), but they specifically stated they were not addressing his guilt or innocence – thus not disturbing the verdict of the jury that was sustained by every level of the United States legal system. If you read the last page of Governor John M. Slaton’s 29 page Leo Frank commutation letter, you will see with clarity that the appellate tribunals were sustained in leaving the judge and jury’s verdict undisturbed and intact.
You can thank the un-American spy and espionage Anti-Semitism Lobby, known as The Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith (ADL) — lead by its current anti-Gentile Zionist Czar, Abraham Foxman — for growing into the largest pseudo Civil Rights group in the world that turns a blind eye to the Open Apartheid, racism, prejudice, bigotry, bullying and ethnic cleansing against Palestinians, conducted in the rogue pariah and terrorist State of Israel. The ADL was founded in the blood of a raped little girl Mary Ann Phagan, how’s that for a Blood Libel reality check? Thank you ADL and Matt Lebovic for perpetuating the racist anti-Gentile slander against Southerners that European-Americans were shouting, “Hang the Jew” chants – anti-Semitic death threats – into the open windows of the courtroom. Thank you for helping to perpetuate this racist anti-Semitism canard against European-American Gentiles for 100 years.
You posted this image below in your article: “The Leo Frank lynching, August 17, 1915 (photo credit: public domain)” – this photograph came from an estate sale of a long time collector of photographs and is extremely rare, perhaps the only one of its angle in existence, it was sold on www.ebay.com for only a few hundred dollars or so, a steal considering I have seen no others like it and a lynching postcard recently sold for $3000 at auction. I guess all those Leo Frank lynching postcards that sold for only several hundred dollars on ebay in the last five years were quite a good investment for the lucky buyers.
The famous image of the trial re-published in your article, was recently re-released online by the AJC in April 2013, and was originally shot in the afternoon of Monday, July 28, 1913, while Newt Lee was being directly examined by the prosecutor, Solicitor General Hugh Manson Dorsey. You can read Newt Lee’s intriguing testimony in the Leo Frank trial brief of evidence available online and learn about Leo Frank’s racially-tinged subplot to frame his Negro nightwatchman. Leo Frank’s racist intrigues are not something his defenders ever want to highlight, especially since they all claim he was framed for the murder of Mary Phagan without evidence and because of anti-Semitism.
Other than that Matt Lebovic, you clearly never took the time to learn about this famous American case and chose to be an irresponsible journalist who simply regurgitated the Jewish pathological lies of this case. Think about actually doing some independent research and reading the official legal records of this case, before you join your fellow co-religionists in waging an anti-Gentile racist culture war against the United States of America and all of Western Civilization.
Curator of the Leo Frank Research Library.
Dear Readers of the Leo Frank Trial and Research Library,
Please politely contact Matt Lebovic at the Times of Israel, and nicely ask him to please stop perpetuating known anti-Gentile blood libel, hate speech fraud and hate crime hoaxes about the Leo Frank Case. Also politely ask him to publicly apologize on his newspaper’s blog, ‘Times of Israel’, that it is indeed a racist fabrication about this so-called “hang the Jew” anti-Semitic death threat chanting that never occurred outside the courtroom, to help dispel this hatefilled, prejudiced, and racist Jewish mythology once and for all.
Source of the racist defamation against European-Americans: http://www.timesofisrael.com/the-adl-and-kkk-born-of-the-same-murder-100-years-ago/
May 27th, 2013
The ADL and KKK, born of the same murder, 100 years ago. How a scandalous Memorial Day strangling led Jews and anti-Semites to rethink survival strategies and form two stalwart organizations
By Matt Lebovic
BOSTON — Few Americans know that Memorial Day evolved from the vanquished southern states’ own “Confederate Memorial Day,” launched in 1866. Even fewer Americans remember what happened in Atlanta on Confederate Memorial Day in 1913, when a young woman’s murder led to the creation of the Anti-Defamation League and reinvigorated its nemesis, the Ku Klux Klan.
Thirteen-year old Mary Phagan was beaten and strangled in the basement of her former place of employment, an Atlanta pencil factory, on April 26, 1913. The factory was managed by 29-year-old Leo Frank, a Jew raised in Brooklyn and educated at Cornell University. After becoming investigators’ top suspect in two days, Frank submitted to a murder trial brimming with anti-Semitic vitriol, hearsay testimony and conflicting statements.
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In an American version of the Dreyfuss Affair, shouts of “hang the Jew!” echoed through the courthouse during the trial. The jury pronounced Frank guilty and he was sentenced to death on August 25, 1913. After a national outcry, Georgia governor John Slaton determined Frank had not received a fair trial, and his sentence was commuted to life in prison.
The commutation set off another outcry, with Slaton hung in effigy and the boycott of Jewish businesses in Atlanta. Particularly outraged were some of Georgia’s top political and civic leaders, one of whom coined the phrase, “Lynch law is better than no law at all.” Some of these men were more public than others about their bigotry, but all were outraged by the governor’s decision and what they viewed as the threat posed by Georgia’s 3,000 Jews.
Determined to enact their own verdict on Leo Frank, the leaders convened technicians and strongmen to craft a plan. Calling itself “The Knights of Mary Phagan,” the well-to-do mob kidnapped Frank from the state prison in Milledgeville and drove him to a farm outside Marietta. After hanging their victim from an oak tree, mob participants snapped photographs and took pieces of Frank’s effects to sell as souvenirs. Several children, brought to witness the lynching, can be seen clutching parents’ hands in the photos.
The Leo Frank lynching, August 17, 1915 (photo credit: public domain)
Half of the state’s Jews fled Georgia following the lynching, and the hanging photographs were turned into postcards for sale at local stores. Anti-Semitic media outlets contributed to the fray, including the Columbia State newspaper, which claimed: “The heroic Marietta lynchers are too modest to give their photographs to the newspapers.”
Georgia’s government covered up the Frank lynching for the better part of a century, refusing to prosecute the perpetrators or posthumously pardon Frank until 1986, years after new evidence had exonerated him. Only in 2000 were members of the lynch mob publicly named – by a private citizen, of course.
Among the ring-leaders were a former Georgia governor, several mayors, and a slew of judges and sheriffs. Incredibly, some of their faces appear in the lynch mob photographs, belying the decades-old claim that no perpetrators could be identified.
It was not evident at the time, but this elite gathering of Georgia’s most prominent bigots to hang a Jew marked the rebirth of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK).
Early Klan cross burning. (photo credit: public domain)
The Klan was started by Confederate war veterans after the Civil War to prevent freed slaves from obtaining rights. It has been called the first true terrorist group founded on American soil. Though the US government managed to dismantle the so-called First Klan, its mission remained alive in the minds of racist whites committed to overturning an unjust order.
The Leo Frank case inspired Klan-sympathizing racists to expand the parameters of hate by including Jews, who they viewed as dishonest and alien to white society. A cross-burning ceremony attended by some of Frank’s murderers in 1917 marked the official launch of the Second Klan. Future US Senator Tom Watson helped reignite Klan activities through incitement in southern newspapers.
However racists and anti-Semites weren’t the only ones to draw conclusions from the Leo Frank trial and refocus on organizational structures.
Immediately after Frank’s wrongful conviction in 1913, the B’nai B’rith Jewish service organization founded the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). Frank had been the Atlanta chapter president of B’nai B’rith before his trial, so the ADL’s creation within this network was more than appropriate.
The original B’nai B’rith announcement of the formation of the ADL. (photo credit: public domain)
“The immediate object of the League is to stop, by appeals to reason and conscience and, if necessary, by appeals to law, the defamation of the Jewish people,” said the League’s 1913 charter. “Its ultimate purpose is to secure justice and fair treatment to all citizens alike and to put an end forever to unjust and unfair discrimination against and ridicule of any sect or body of citizens.”
Founded in Chicago, the ADL currently operates 27 regional US offices and one in Israel. Its mandate to prevent defamation of Jews has greatly expanded since 1913, highlighted by decades of work to pass the Hate Crimes Prevention Act (HCPA) in 2009. In recent years, the ADL ramped up efforts to protect Israel from numerous worldwide detractors.
Following Leo Frank’s lynching, the Ku Klux Klan also learned the value of coalitions and clarity of purpose, adopting modern business practices to grow membership.
Klan recruiters – called “Kleagles” – were allowed to keep half of initiation fees, while standardized costumes and rituals consolidated the system.
‘The Birth of a Nation’ film in 1915 helped launch the Klan and ‘invented’ Klan iconography (photo credit: public domain)
D.W. Griffith’s February 1915 film, “The Birth of a Nation,” rolled out First Klan iconography still familiar around the world, including burning crosses and those bulky white robes. Two decades before “Triumph of the Will” and Hitler’s fire-strewn rallies, the Klan nailed down the indoctrination genre much closer to home.
Preaching “One Hundred Percent Americanism,” at its peak the Klan claimed to include more than four-million men as supporters. Klan leader William J. Simmons developed new terminology for his brethren, including Kloran (ritual book), Klavern (local organization), and Klectoken (initiation fee).
This Second Klan ceased activity during World War II, only to reappear in the 1950s as the current Third Klan. More lethal than ever, the civil rights-era KKK murdered African American leaders and their white allies, in addition to bombing blacks’ homes and churches. The Klan continued to receive support from prominent leaders, including when Birmingham police commissioner Bull Connor allowed Klan members fifteen minutes to attack “Freedom Riders” in 1961.
Despite downsizing and the alleged victory of pluralism, the Ku Klux Klan is by no means a relic of the past.
Experts estimate there to be 5,000 active Klan members today, most of them in the American South and Midwest
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) continues to monitor at least 100 Klan chapters, including in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana. Recent years have seen the formation of Klan chapters in Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and Germany, proving the power of bigotry to break down national barriers. Experts estimate there to be 5,000 active Klan members today, most of them in the American South and Midwest.
Though modern Klan chapters remain decentralized to prevent infiltration, it’s clear the election of President Barack Obama in 2008 fueled membership across the board. Klan leaders have also formed recent alliances with Neo-Nazi groups to fight against illegal immigration and same-sex civil marriage. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has provided – to some observers’ frustration – ongoing support for Klan members’ rights to hold rallies and run for public office.
This is the cover of the 1999 cast of the Broadway production of Jason Robert Brown’s ‘Parade.’ (photo credit: Michael Sultana, CC BY SA, via wikipedia)
This is the cover of the 1999 cast of the Broadway production of Jason Robert Brown’s ‘Parade.’ (photo credit: Michael Sultana, CC BY SA, via wikipedia)
The epic struggle between the ADL and the KKK’s conflicting worldviews has entered pop culture, including the 1999 musical “Parade,” based on the Leo Frank trial and its aftermath. A Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) special in 2009 signaled a broad approach through its title, “The People v. Leo Frank: Anti-Semitism in the USA.” And shedding light on Atlanta society circa 1913 and the justice system’s deadly breakdown was the 2003 book, “And the Dead Shall Rise,” by Steve Oney.
Leo Frank’s body was buried on August 20, 1915, in the Mount Carmel Cemetery in Queens, New York. Before his mutilated remains were transferred north, a crowd of 15,000 Atlanta citizens – some carrying bricks – surrounded the undertaker’s parlor and demanded to see the body. The most prominent lynching of an American Jew had occurred, giving simultaneous impetus to both Jewish self-defense and the country’s most notorious group of hatemongers.
The elusive Leo Frank Georgia Supreme Court Records, to see how the Leo Frank Defense team tried to bribe witnesses to get their client free after he raped and strangled a little girl: http://archive.org/details/leo-frank-georgia-supreme-court-case-records-1913-1914
Op Ed. by Abraham Foxman, August 18, 2005,
Lessons of the Leo Frank Case Still Relevant
By Abraham H. Foxman
Abraham H. Foxman is National Director of the Anti-Defamation League and Author of Never Again?: The Threat of The New Anti-Semitism (HarperSanFrancisco)
Leo Frank was a manager for the National Pencil Company of Atlanta, Georgia when he was falsely accused of murdering a 14-year-old employee, Mary Phagan.
The murder of Mary Phagan was the catalyst for one of the most virulent anti-Semitic episodes in American history. Frank, a northern Jew, was arrested, indicted and tried for Phagan’s murder without evidence. His trial was a spectacle; threats, intimidation, and a boisterous crowd outside chanting “kill the Jew” and “hang the Jew” could easily be heard through the courtroom’s open windows. When all was said and done, Leo Frank was condemned to death by hanging.
‘Leo Frank and the American Jewish Community’, for the American Jewish Archive Journal, 1968, Volume 20, number 2, by Leonard Dinnerstein author of ‘The Leo Frank Case’ editions 1968 through 2008.
Leonard Dinnerstein’s Hatecrime Hoax Can Be Found on Page 110:
Beyond the main testimony, the jurors had little more on which to base their decision than hearsay, rumors, and unsubstantiated accusations. Yet most members of the public were thoroughly convinced of the defendant’s guilt and made their voices heard, The intense summer heat necessitated that the courtroom windows be left open, and remarks from the crowds could be heard easily by those inside. “Crack the Jew’s neck!” – “Lynch him!” – were some of the epithets emerging from the more boisterous. Threats were also made “against the jury that they would be lynched if they did not hang that ‘damned sheeny.’ “
The Leo Frank Case PhD Dissertation by Leonard Dinnerstein (1966)
Crowds Outside the Courthouse Chanted, “Hang the Jew”. Page 118.
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