The So-Called ‘Klan’ Infiltration of Oberlin College

Steven Plaut is a native Philadelphian who teaches business finance and economics at the University of Haifa in Israel.  He holds a PhD in economics from Princeton.  He is author of the David Horowitz Freedom Center booklets about the Hamas  and Jewish Enablers of the War against Israel.


The news media have been buzzing for several days about the supposed appearance on the campus of Oberlin College in Ohio of a person dressed in a Ku Klux Klan robe.  Supposedly this was just the latest twist in an upsurge of “hate speech” on the ultra-liberal campus, manifested in graffiti and other expressions.

Oberlin College is an elite liberal arts college that is so far Left that it is in the same league as Bard and Amherst.  In the 19th century the town of Oberlin was an end station for the underground railway smuggling slaves to the north, and the college likes to pretend it is still part of some grand political action movement.  A sculpture celebrating the town’s role in freeing slaves is still an important feature.

Leftwing agitprop is common in many of the college’s departments.  I know.  Years back I was on the faculty of Oberlin.  A while later I was on the faculty at Berkeley, and can make comparisons.  At Berkeley the townies are leftist nuts but the students are mainly hard -working conservative Asians and the faculty are surprisingly conservative, with exceptions in the usual departments of dingbatocracy.  At Oberlin, in contrast, almost all of the students and faculty make Michael Moore and Noam Chomsky look like Republicans.  I was one of only two faculty members there who voted for Reagan.  The other was a rightwing professor of German history.  We got along famously and loved mocking the hardcore members of the Communist Party who had offices down the corridor from us.  The other faculty members just passed us clicking their tongues in pity.

For decades Oberlin has hosted the annual conventions of the Trotskyite “Socialist Workers Party.”  In spite of the name “Socialist Workers” you should not presume that members of this party have jobs.  In any case, whenever they are in town, the college turns over “security” on the campus to the Trots.  When I was teaching there, the SWP’s NKVD squad tried to prevent me from entering my office building.  When I complained to the administration, I was told that the Trots were granted control of campus security because they had legitimate fears of FBI infiltration, and so had the right to prevent me from entering my office.  In other words, the SWP did not have to wait for the Revolution to create a police state, since Oberlin was already letting them do it there.  SWP party missionaries would roam the campus and stop students to convert them to Trotskyism.  “What is a Trotskyite?” one student asked, and the cadre responded, “Well you have heard of Stalinism, right? and if you are not a Stalinist then you must be a Trotskyite.” An Oberlin student that year asked me what the difference was between a Trotskyite and a Trotskyist.  I replied that it was roughly the same as the difference between cow manure and bull manure.

News of the “Klan assault” against Oberlin spread immediately to the international news media.  In the aftermath of the “assault,” all classes were shut down for a day by the Oberlin administration, so that students could attend a 60s-style “teach-in” about the horrors of bigotry and learn to be sensitive. The local police were also called onto the campus to investigate “hate speech.” The college president, Marvin Krislov, issued an official apology on behalf of the college to “students who felt threatened.”   The college claims a series of “hate crimes” has taken place on campus, many involving graffiti and one involving a student getting mugged near the campus.  But the trigger for the campus shutdown was a dubious “report” that someone was seen on campus near the “Afrikan Heritage House” dressed in Ku Klux Klan robes.

There were a number of problems with this Klan report, even assuming the “perp” was not someone simply protesting the misspelling of the word African.   Slate and others claim the “person in Klan robes” was merely a woman who stepped out into the cold wrapped in a blanket.   Even if it was someone wearing a Klan robe, why assume it was anything other than some sort of frat prank?   Why turn it into an international headline revealing the underlying racism in Obama’s Amerika?  (Yes, that is how lots of Oberlin people spell America.)

Not surprising for a college consisting of people still living in the 1960s, Israel bashing is more common than sleet at Oberlin.  There is a boisterous group of “Students for a Free Palestine” (founded three decades back) and “Students for Justice in Palestine,” groups that make little effort to hide their support for Hamas, Palestinian terrorism, and atrocities against Jews.  Oberlin has hosted more than its fair share of “Israel Apartheid Week” events, in which students call for the annihilation of the only country in the Middle East that is NOT an apartheid regime.  Back when I was on its faculty a “Palestinian Human Rights Watch” organization operated on campus.  It was promoting boycotts and divestment from Israel, which it claimed resembled apartheid South Africa.

The most noteworthy aspect of the “Klan assault” story involving Oberlin is the hypocrisy regarding anti-Jewish campus hate speech.   The same administration so upset by a fictional Klan robe has nothing at all to say about campus events openly endorsing murderous attacks against Israeli Jews or celebrating genocidal Palestinian movements.  Oberlin had a long romance with Edward Said, hosting him on numerous occasions for events that triggered Bash-the-Jews rhetoric and even granting him a special award of honor in 1996.  The college has its own chapter of the anti-Israel “J Street.”  Oberlin president Krislov, who is Jewish and was once a member of a Zionist youth movement, has done nothing about these anti-Semitic campus events thinly disguised as support for Palestinians.

The same Anti-Defamation League liberals who congratulated Oberlin College for taking decisive steps against the imaginary Klansman on campus has never had a word to say about the malicious anti-Semitic defamations by the “Students for Justice for Palestine,” the “Israel Apartheid Week” hoodlums, and the other groups that bash Jews on campus.   Neither do the other liberal postureurs against racism and bigotry.

The one question no one is asking regarding the “Klan incident” is this:  Suppose someone really HAD strolled about the Oberlin snowdrifts in Klan uniform.  Why is THAT not protected speech?  Why is that a crime?   And before answering that, it behooves us to recall that dressing up as Hamas terrorists and smearing Jews in campus “street theater” is not only considered protected speech on most Western campuses these days, but “Let’s Destroy Israel” conferences and rallies are held openly every week.

The make-pretend free speech absolutists insist that nothing at all should be allowed to interfere with the right of students to call for annihilation of Israel and mass murder of its population.  But a snide comment about blacks or homosexuals is considered “hate speech,” and it justifies calling in the police and shutting down the entire campus while the perps of “hate speech” are hunted down.  Speech codes proliferate, which make it an expellable offense to say “I disapprove of homosexuality.”   Denouncing Israel as an “apartheid” regime that must be obliterated, celebrating suicide bombings against Israelis, or denouncing Jews as racists is all just nice clean academic discourse.

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  • Josie Fink

    Just why is a Klansman considered worse than a SWP Trot?

  • dickymo johnston

    "Dingbatocracy: I'm stealin' that one! For those interested, the concocted hoax by a Muslim student at Elmhurst College can compete with Blanketgate. In Leftwingville, all of the calls for annihilation of the Jews are nothing to be worried about. And let's face it, why would the Jews of all people have any valid reason for thinking they would really be singled out for genocide?

  • EthanP

    Anti-semitism is now "cool" on campus. The KKK, however disgusting, are a broken powerless group. This is purely a distraction from the growing Jew hatred on US campus'.
    Or do you think it was an accident that the recent West Point Terrorist Paper and the latest DHS Terrorist warnings stressed the threat of ex GI's, Tea Partyers, and other conservatives! They whitewash the violence of "Occupy" and Islamists and chase the red herring.

  • http://www.clarespark.com clarespark

    Oberlin was once competitive with Harvard and Yale for the better students. Lena Dunham, whose career has been boosted by show business, went there and is a reflection of their politics today. See http://clarespark.com/2012/07/29/girls-or-the-new…. "GIRLS, or the new lost generation." As for hate speech, it was invented by white liberals to curb and contain urban riots of the 1960s. See http://clarespark.com/2010/07/18/white-elite-enab…. "White enabling of Black Power."

  • Obie

    Being anti-Israel and anti-Semitic are not the same thing at all.

    -Oberlin Jew for a Free Palestine

    • Mary Sue

      You got duped, Mr. Low Information Voter. There is no such thing as Palestine. The arabs are colonists.

    • Daniel Bielak

      Obie,

      - Refugees caused by the conflict between the Muslim Arab states in the Middle East and Israel: Approximately 400,000 to 700,000 Arab refugees from Israel; Approximately 800,000 to 1,000,000 Jewish refugees from Muslim states in the Middle East
      - The still living members of, and the descendants of, the approximately 800,000 to 1,000,000 Jewish refugees from Muslim states in the Middle East who found refuge in Israel: Approximately fifty percent of the Jewish population of Israel (they call themselves Mizrahi, which means "Eastern" in Hebrew)
      - The group of Arab people who are now called "The Palestinians": The still living members of, and the currently several million descendants of, the 400,000 to 700,000 Arab refugees from the 1948 Muslim Arab attack on Israel by the armies of several Arab states; They live in what is now called "The West Bank" (Judea (Yehouda) and Sameria (Shomron)), which is currently governed by Fatah-PLO (which is now called "The Palestinian Authority"), and in what is now called "The Gaza Strip", which is currently governed by Hamas, and in 'refugee camps' in Arab states in the Middle East, and do not live in Israel, and are not citizens of Israel, and have been kept as refugees for over sixty years by Arab leaders and by the leaders of Western countries
      - Non-Arab and non-Jewish refugees from other countries since 1945: Tens of millions — most of whom have been relocated to, and absorbed into, the countries to which they fled or were expelled (such as several million ethnically German people who lived in the Sudetenland of Czechoslovakia (Sudeten Germans) who immediately after World War II were expelled from the Sudetenland of Czechoslovakia and who were subsequently relocated to, and absorbed into, Germany)
      - The still living members of, and the descendants of, the Arab people who did not flee from Israel immediately before nor during, and who were not among the few Arab people who were expelled from Israel during, the 1948 Muslim Arab attack on Israel by the armies of several Arab states: Approximately twenty percent of the citizenry of Israel
      - Number of Arab national states in the world: Over twenty
      - Number of Muslim states in the world: Over fifty
      - Number of officially Christian states in the world: Several
      - National states in the world: Numerous
      - Number of Jewish national states in the world: One
      - Size of the land area of the Jewish national state: Approximately two percent of the total land area of the Middle East
      - Population of the Jewish national state: Approximately 7.5 million
      - Arab non-Jewish citizenry of the Jewish national state: Approximately 1.5 million – Muslim Arab, Christian Arab, Druze Arab

      (continued)

    • Daniel Bielak

      - The land of Israel (and the land of "The West Bank" (Judea and Sameria), and the land of "The Gaza Strip"): Approximately one third of the British Mandate of Palestine
      - Jordan: An Arab state created, under the name "Transjordan", by British officials between 1922 and 1924 in British Mandate Palestine; Granted autonomy by Britain in 1946 and subsequently renamed to the name "Jordan"
      - The land of Jordan: Approximately two thirds of the British Mandate of Palestine
      - "The West Bank": Occupied by Jordan from 1949 to 1967; Judea (Yehouda) and Sameria (Shomron); Renamed to the name "The West Bank" by Jordan, with Jordan referring to Judea (Yehouda) and Sameria (Shomron) as "the west bank" of the Jordan river
      - "The Gaza Strip": Occupied by Egypt from 1949 to 1967
      - The PLO (the Palestine Liberation Organization): Founded in 1964; Founded by the KGB of the Soviet regime of Russia and by the then-President of then-Soviet-supported Egypt, Gamal Abdel Nasser; The 1964 PLO Charter[1] (and the 1968 revised, and current, PLO Charter[2]) states that the goal of the PLO is the destruction of what the PLO Charter calls "the Zionist" "occupation" of "Palestine"
      - The founder of the ‘Palestinian movement’: Haj Amin al-Husseini – a member of the Arab aristocratic Husseini family; an early leader of the Muslim Brotherhood; a resident of Germany from 1941 to 1945; an adjoined official of the Nazi regime of Germany; a planner of, and participator in, the mass murder of approximately six million Jewish people in Europe by the Nazi regime of Germany; the head of the Arab Higher Committee; as the head of the Arab Higher Committee, the coordinator of the 1948 Muslim Arab attack on Israel by the armies of several Arab states; the originator of Fatah; the mentor of Yasser Arafat
      - Fatah: Founded in 1958; Founded by veterans of an organization (the Arab Higher Committee) of the founder of the ‘Palestinian movement’ and co-architect of the Nazi ‘Final Solution’ (the mass-murder of approximately six million Jewish people in Europe by the Nazi regime of Germany approximately seventy years ago), Haj Amin al-Husseini
      - Yasser Arafat: The prodigy of Haj Amin al-Husseini; Soon after World War II, was trained in Egypt by German former Nazi officials at the behest of his mentor Haj Amin al-Husseini; was the head of Fatah; In the mid 1960's, was trained in Russia by the KGB to become the head of the PLO; Between 1969 and 1970 took the position of head of the PLO
      - Hamas: Founded in the late 1980's; an official arm of the Muslim Brotherhood; The Hamas Charter (The Hamas Covenant)[3] calls for the murder of all of the Jewish people in the world
      - The organizations of the ‘Palestinian movement’: The terrorist racist ideologically genocidally anti-Jewish organizations/organization Fatah-PLO (which is now called "The Palestinian Authority"), and the terrorist racist ideologically genocidally anti-Jewish organization Hamas
      - The land of Israel for centuries until the early twentieth century: A mostly barren, and diseased, wasteland; a part of the Islamic Ottoman Turkish empire.
      - The Arab people in the land of Israel until the early part of the twentieth century: Few, and largely sick
      - The Jewish people who immigrated to the land of Israel in the early part of the twentieth century: Revived and re-established the soil in the land of Israel, drained the swamps in the land of Israel, irrigated the land of Israel, developed huge agricultural industry in the land of Israel, installed electrical power in the land of Israel, built the infrastructure of the nation of Israel
      - The Arab people in the land of Israel after the development of the land of Israel by the Jewish people who immigrated to the land of Israel in the early part of the 20th century: Many more than there had been before the development of the land of Israel by the early twentieth century Jewish immigrants to the land of Israel
      - The ‘Palestinian movement’: A racist ideologically genocidal anti-Jewish political movement whose sole purpose is the destruction of the nation of the Jewish people and which was founded in the early 1920's with the sole purpose of preventing the re-founding of the nation of the Jewish people and whose founder was a co-architect of the Nazi ‘Final Solution’
      - Israel: The liberal democratic very small sole nation of the Jewish people

      (continued)

    • Daniel Bielak

      "Anti-Zionism": Contemporary genocidal anti-Jewish racism.

      Theobald of Cambridge: An ethnically Jewish man who lived in England in the 1100's and who was a convert to Christianity; Inventor of the murder-and-cannibalism-of-Christian-European-children libel ("The Blood Libel") that Christian European people subsequently propagated against the Jewish people for several hundred years

      Notes:

      1. The 1964 PLO Charter (http://www.un.int/wcm/content/site/palestine/pid/12363)

      2. The 1968 revised, and current, PLO Charter (http://avalon.law.yale.edu/20th_century/plocov.asp)

      3. The Hamas Charter (The Hamas Covenant) (http://avalon.law.yale.edu/20th_century/hamas.asp)

      —-

      It's about Standing Up for the Human Rights of the Jewish People.

      • joe

        If you look into the history of the muslim invasions of India you will find a type of "blood libel".
        In one village muslims slaughtered so many people the creeks flowed red with blood. The muslim leader ordered bread baked using the creek water to celebrate their victory .

    • AnOrdinaryMan

      What are you going to do if Israel is destroyed by Iranian missiles, in the coming middle-east war? Hide under your bed while those Stalinists come for you? "Oberlin Jew for a free Palestine." How willfully ignorant you are. You're not only anti-Israel, you're anti-American, but no, you're not a Jew.
      "Oberlin Jew for a Free Palestine?" Do you honestly think a "Free Palestine" will result if Israel is destroyed? Go hang your head in shame.

    • Cadillac

      Why is someone anti-Israel? Because they willfully ignore the facts. Why do they wilfully avoid the facts? Because they are anti-semitic.

  • angryobie

    Oberlin does not have frats. We do not know if the KKK robe was real or not yet, the investigation is still happening. And blanket statements about students' opinions about Palestine are totally inappropriate and irrelevant to what is happening right now. You should check your facts before posting something about an issue that is disrupting peoples' lives and personal safety.

    • Heather'11

      You're way off on that interpretation. Please, in developing a statement, you have to have reasons. Back up this claim. Or be a troll…

      • Mary Sue

        now i don't even remember what I said… >.<

    • Lan Astaslem

      You are one useful idiot

    • Rebecca

      A man who is intimately familiar with Oberlin has written something "Inapproprate….and irrelevant" And this has made you angry obie? This issue is "disrupting peoples' lives and personal safety?" From the tone of your post, I'm thinking the police state atmosphere that he described in the article must appeal to you immensely. Can't have people going around throwing their views around when they don't jibe with your own. I think I have more faith in the writer's comments than in yours, since it sounds like you are still immersed in a university that clearly should be renamed Indoctrination U. And you haven't woken from your leftwing wet dream.

    • joe

      Why is there no investigation of the hate crime of antisemitism ?

      What disruption of lives and personal safety ? When "We do not know if the KKK robe was real or not"
      There is no threat.

  • mekus milkdud

    more proff that whites do not have a place in the United States and only hope for them is a new country, even more proff that blacks and muslims can be openly racist and call for the death of whites and jews and no one is taling about that

    • WhateverMan

      Even better proof that you are a racist idiot: "whites and jews"

  • Heather'11

    Oberlin is a great college to be a Jew! There's a whole house dedicated to Jewish programming (and following the Sabbath codes), a Kosher co-op, a lot of religious/cultural programming, and a huge budget for student groups to pursue social justice, outreach and other things. It is also a place for open discussion about the proper roles of countries in the mess that is the Middle East since WWII. This author is clearly biased, and a good deal of what he says is exaggerated at best, irrelevant or flat out inapplicable at worse.

    • Mary Sue

      go back to sleep.

    • DebbieOhio912

      Great place to be a communist Jew. You lost me at "social justice."

  • Ghostwriter

    Me thinks Mr. milkdud enjoys Stormfront a lot.

    • WhateverMan

      From Stormfront to Stormfrontpagemag is just a step. Difference is that they agree on everything except jews.

      • Ghostwriter

        Julius Streicher would have loved you,WhateverMan.

  • Imri Engels

    Oberlin Jew for a free Palestine is not a Jew, does not want a free Palestine, and probably does not go to Oberlin either

  • WhateverMan

    @Daniel Bielak , the habitual seriel copy-paster?
    Jews were expelled from Arab and Muslim countries as of 1948 (I wonder why in 1948. Had Muslims wanted to wipe them out, they had centuries to do it. There would not have been any left to expel. But never rely on a jew's gratitude, you will end up like a Palestinian or worse…
    Here is a question someone once asked "Why don't jews ever ask themselves why they have been driven out of so many countries over such a long time-span? Is everybody else the problem? "
    There reasons Muslims, Arabs, Blacks, Mexicans, Immigrants and other assorted minorities are being bashed on this and many zionists sites to deflect attention and blame someone else so as not to repeat a pattern. EVENTHOUGH A HOMELAND WAS CREATED FOR THEM, they still linger on…
    (continued)

    • Rebecca

      There is no logic in anti-semitism as your many bigoted posts clearly show. To blame the abused for their abuse is par for the course. The jews are the perfect scapegoat. They are malleable in the minds of the jew-hater. If they are wealthy and successful, they are blamed for others poverty through their nefarious control of the economy. If they are impoverished themselves, they are vilified as parasites. They are believed to be arrogant for claiming the chosen people mantle. They are accused of false humility if they reject the title. They are hated if they maintain themselves separately in a society and equally hated when they try to assimilate into the society. In the mind of the anti-semite, there is nothing a jew can do to appeal to rationality because there is no rationality in ant-semitism.

  • WhateverMan

    109 Locations whence Jews have been Expelled since AD250

    YEAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PLACE

    250 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – Carthage
    415 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – Alexandria
    554 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – Diocèse of Clermont (France)
    561 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – Diocèse of Uzès (France)
    612 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – Visigoth Spain
    642 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – Visigoth Empire
    855 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – Italy
    876 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – Sens

    • WhateverMan

      1012 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – Mainz
      1182 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – France
      1182 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – Germany
      1276 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – Upper Bavaria
      1290 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – England
      1306 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – France
      1322 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – France (again)
      1348 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – Switzerland
      1349 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – Hielbronn (Germany)
      1349 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – Saxony
      1349 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – Hungary
      1360 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – Hungary
      1370 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – Belgium
      1380 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – Slovakia
      1388 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – Strasbourg
      1394 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – Germany
      1394 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – France
      1420 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – Lyons
      1421 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – Austria
      1424 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – Fribourg
      1424 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – Zurich
      1424 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – Cologne
      1432 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – Savoy
      1438 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – Mainz
      1439 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – Augsburg
      1442 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – Netherlands
      1444 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – Netherlands
      1446 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – Bavaria
      1453 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – France
      1453 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – Breslau
      1454 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – Wurzburg
      1462 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – Mainz
      1483 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – Mainz
      1484 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – Warsaw
      1485 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – Vincenza (Italy)
      1492 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – Spain
      1492 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – Italy
      1495 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – Lithuania
      1496 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – Naples
      1496 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – Portugal
      1498 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – Nuremberg
      1498 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – Navarre
      continued

      • WhateverMan

        1510 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – Brandenberg
        1510 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – Prussia
        1514 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – Strasbourg
        1515 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – Genoa
        1519 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – Regensburg
        1533 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – Naples
        1541 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – Naples
        1542 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – Prague & Bohemia
        1550 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – Genoa
        1551 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – Bavaria
        1555 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – Pesaro
        1557 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – Prague
        1559 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – Austria
        1561 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – Prague
        1567 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – Wurzburg
        1569 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – Papal States
        1571 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – Brandenburg
        1582 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – Netherlands
        1582 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – Hungary
        1593 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – Brandenburg, Austria
        1597 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – Cremona, Pavia & Lodi
        1614 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – Frankfort
        1615 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – Worms
        1619 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – Kiev
        1648 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – Ukraine
        1648 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – Poland
        1649 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – Hamburg
        1654 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – Little Russia (Beylorus)
        1656 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – Lithuania
        1669 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – Oran (North Africa)
        1669 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – Vienna
        1670 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – Vienna

  • WhateverMan

    1712 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – Sandomir
    1727 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – Russia
    1738 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – Wurtemburg
    1740 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – Little Russia (Beylorus)
    1744 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – Prague, Bohemia
    1744 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – Slovakia
    1744 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – Livonia
    1745 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – Moravia
    1753 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – Kovad (Lithuania)
    1761 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – Bordeaux
    1772 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – Deported to the Pale of Settlement (Poland/Russia)
    1775 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – Warsaw
    1789 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – Alsace
    1804 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – Villages in Russia
    1808 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – Villages & Countrysides (Russia)
    1815 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – Lbeck & Bremen
    1815 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – Franconia, Swabia & Bavaria
    1820 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – Bremen
    1843 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – Russian Border Austria & Prussia
    1862 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – Areas in the U.S. under General Grant's Jurisdiction[1]
    1866 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – Galatz, Romania
    1880s – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - Russia
    1891 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – Moscow
    1919 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – Bavaria (foreign born Jews)
    1938-45 – - – - – - – - – - – - – - Nazi Controlled Areas
    1948 — – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – Arab Countries

    • memories, memories

      nothing like those the good old days, is there, you piece of …………..

    • Mary Sue

      …because of cheap bigotry, nothing more. Come on, we're talking about an era where it was still OK to treat black people as sub-human, you twit.

    • Ghostwriter

      Personally,I think WhateverMan is subhuman. I'll bet he enjoyed himself writing down all the places from which Jews were kick out from.

  • lobotomy is cheaper

    An Oberlin education is the same at many other academic gulags today.

  • Rebecca

    I am sorry that you felt so uncomfortable during your time at Oberlin, and I understand that our community is especially liberal and can seem threatening to people of more conservative leanings. But I object to your portrayals of Oberlin students and Oberlin life. I cannot speak for what Oberlin was when you taught there, but I can speak for it now.

    The vast majority of us are not Trotskyites or Stalinists, and we recognize the genocide and civil rights abuses of the Soviet Union and would not support such abuses. We also do not hand over security to various political organizations.

    And none of us spell America with a K instead of a C. And there is no incorrectness in the spelling or usage of "Afrikan" in the name of our Afrikan Heritage House; "Afrikan" connotes social organizations which emphasize the values, origins and identity of African-descendents, especially African Americans. We use the term properly, and there is no need to insinuate we are stupid and there is no need to ridicule us for using the term "Afrikan." (You may check your Oxford Language Dictionary.)

    And the majority of us at Oberlin love our Jewish classmates and friends. We in no way want them threatened – and it is part of the reason we were so discomfited by the report of a Klansman, for the Klan is no more friend to the Jewish population than it is to the black or Catholic ones. We also have pro-Palestinian groups not to threaten our Jewish classmates but to consider how best to bring peace and resolution in a fraught region.

    • Liam

      If Oberlin students do not know how to spell Africa then Oberlin does not deserve its rep as a serious school

  • joe

    And muslims are so friendly to Jews they threaten to exterminate an entire Jewish country on a weekly basis.
    They slaughter Christians by the thousands .

    Tell us,where are all these dangerous Klans ? Where are all their suicide bombings,gang rapes,forced conversions ,religious intolerance and mass murders?

    How is the spelling on your German Heritage House, Celtic Heritage House;,Chinese Heritage House;,Danish Heritage House, Korean Heritage House,Columbian Heritage House;……………………..?

  • Imri Engels

    Trotsky and his followers killed far more people than did the KKK

  • Don Bryant

    Dear Steve Plaut, Please provide evidence for your charges of hate speech against the Jewish People by the Oberlin Students for a Free Palestine.

    Free Palestine advocates' typical discourse amounts to charges of human rights abuses of the Israeli government, and the U.S. government for it's military support, which violates the Geneava Conventions and the U.S Arms Export Act, because of Israel's use of U.S. weapons on civilians.

    Jews themselves are occasionally mentioned when discussing Jewish-only settlements cropping up in the Occupied Palestinian territories which amounts to racism and Apartheid; or the Judiazation of Jerusalem where Christians and Muslims, and their icons and culture are being cleansed by the Israeli state.

    Let's stick with the facts and avoid hyper-hyperbole, which seems to be your method of communication.

  • Joshua

    Don Bryant's fascist little letter serves as proof beyond doubt about his agenda and the agenda of his little Oberlin group of Hitler youth. All his lying about "ethnic cleansing" by Israel and "apartheid" and "Judaization" (a term beloved by Hitler) show that heis motivated by hatred of Jews, not love of Palestinians. Note how he has not a word about the apartheid demand of Palestinians to control territories from which Jews are to be fully excluded, such as Hamastan in Gaza today.

    Oberlin students would be better off protesting against Bryant and his fellow Hitler youth than against imaginary Klan members.

  • Allan Arkland

    Hey Dan Bryant – help free the Palestinians by sending them one-way tickets to their REAL homeland in Saudi Arabia. Then they will not have to whine about "mistreatment" by Israel and you and your little band of Nazoids will have to find a different excuse for hating Jews.

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  • Jimmi

    The Oberlin Hitlerjugend could not come up with anything newer than 15 years old.

    Nakba Now!!

  • Allan Arkland

    The above items prove that the Students for a "Free Palestine" at Oberlin really seek a New Holocaust of Jews

    Want a Free Palestine? Make sure Israel controls it!

    Behead Anti-Semites!

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