Jack Nelson: Terror in the Night The Klan's Campaign Against the Jews

Excellent book Riveting This book tells the horrible details of the Klan s violence against Jewish people in Mississippi in the 1960s It is hard to believe that ust 50 to 60 years ago racism was so open and horrible The terrorism of the Klan was accepted by some people Racism is not gone but it is much diminished from this time period Over the decades it has been reduced to the point that a predominantly white nation can elect an African American President It seems that racism might be on the rise again now A book like this should help us remember the In 1966 the Ku Klux Klan launched a second front in the South this one against Mississippi's small enclaves of Jews Well assimilated within the white population Jews had been diffident about voicing support of black civil rights When violence erupted and Jewish voices began crying out for action the Klan scapego.

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Rd that one recently The Klan represented the purity of white and how they were Gods chosen I was stationed at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi Mississippi at the time and when leaving base had a list of places we could not visit I was Southern and White but not trusted by the locals On base I met my first black friend my first Jewish friend and my first Catholic friendIMHO Mr Nelson s book is pure ournalism clearly setting out the FBI s involvement with their bribes and entrapment the generations of hate inbred with the South It s still thereA good read. Paign against the Jews He reports on the bombing of a Jackson synagogue the dynamiting of a rabbi's house and the Klan's marking select Mississippi Jews for execution He reports how law enforcement's clandestine investigations bankrolled by Mississippi Jews helped bag the terrorists in a nearly disastrous shooto.

Ast and learn from it This book is an excellent account of the Klan s war against Jews living in Mississippi during the late 1960 s and the local police and FBI s efforts to stop them Exhaustively reported well written and engrossing the details are horrifying and meticulous with an interesting and inspirational twist at the end Highly recommended If you lived in the South in the sixties you were part of it You saw dogs attacking children in Birmingham George Wallace Ross Barnett and the bombings A lot of the agitation was blamed on outside agitators Hea. Ated Jews in a campaign of terrorJack Nelson himself a Mississippian and in the 1960s Atlanta bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times had lost no time in coming home to write page one reports on the civil rights struggle In Terror in the Night he re creates the chilling experiences of investigating the Klan's cam.