American Protection for Mexican Oil Fields

Friendship Pact Between Stalin and Hitler

Knickerbocker: Max Kase, a sports editor of the NY Journal-American, received special Pulitzer Prize Citation for exposing bribery and corruption in basketball. Kase, a Bronx native, born to Jewish Austrian immigrant parents, was considered the inspiration behind the creation of the NY Knicks.
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Knickerbocker: Max Kase, a sports editor of the NY Journal-American, received special Pulitzer Prize Citation for exposing bribery and corruption in basketball. Kase, a Bronx native, born to Jewish Austrian immigrant parents, was considered the inspiration behind the creation of the NY Knicks.

By Eddy Portnoy

Published May 03, 2014, issue of May 09, 2014.
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1913 •100 years ago

Military Protection for Mexican Oil Fields

The latest news about Mexico makes it clear why such a murderous patriotism is being heated up and instigated in America: It’s cooking on an oil fire. Human blood must flow so that the oil supply will grow – in the tanks of the company Standard Oil and other American capitalists. About 100 capitalists that have oil fields in Mexico attended a meeting in Washington and came up with a resolution that said their oil wells in Mexico would be in danger if they were not protected by the American military. They sent a committee to President Wilson, demanding military protection. Those who wind up without hands and feet will receive a special device so that they can beg for the rest of their lives. Hurrah for Standard Oil!

1938 •75 years ago

Stalin and Hitler Reach an Understanding?

Journalistic sources in Berlin are reporting that the Nazis are expected to announce a shocking “friendship pact” with the Soviet Union. According to this information, the Nazis are expected to cease their unrelenting attacks on Bolsheviks, communism and the USSR, and tall of the Nazis’ animus will now be directed at Western democracies, most notably toward London and Paris. Reports from Moscow indicate that Joseph Stalin’s recent speeches have also focused on the West and have ignored the Nazis. Proof of this may be in the fact that Stalin just removed the country’s Jewish foreign minister, Maxim Litvinov, as part of an understanding with Adolf Hitler. The report noted the similarities between Stalinism and Hitlerism, notably that both are dictatorships upheld by terror and tyranny, both deny free speech and criticism, and both have made gods out of their leaders.

1963 •50 years ago

Auschwitz “Doctor” on Trial

At the ongoing trial of Nazis employed at the Auschwitz concentration camp in Frankfurt, a Polish doctor from Warsaw, Tadeusz Pacula, who was imprisoned in the camp, testified against the 22 Nazis currently on trial for murder. Pacula testified that the former “doctor” of Auschwitz, Josef Klehr, received special gifts, such as food and money, for each prisoner he killed. Pacula added that all these murders, typically performed by injections directly into the victims’ hearts, were recorded neatly in booklets. The witness added that Klehr wore a special outfit when he performed the injections on his victims, who were often brought into the room by a pair of Czech Jews.

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