The notorious white supremacist charged with fatally shooting three people outside of Jewish community centers near Kansas City reportedly called a Jewish hotline weeks earlier to rant to a rabbi about “getting rid of every Jew.”
Frazier Glenn Cross, 73, was connected to Rabbi Menachem Siegal, director of the United Jewish Communities of Eastern Europe and Asia when he called a hotline on March 30, the New York Post reported.
Cross, a former Ku Klux Klan leader, blasted Siegal for raising money for Jews because they “cause all of the problems” and “destroyed the whole economy in the United States and the world.”
“He started going on a rampage and said Hitler should have finished off the job,” Siegal told The Post.
“He kept calling me, ‘You Jews.’ He said, ‘You Jews are the ones that destroyed the whole economy in the United States and the world’ and he said, ‘You guys control all of the money.’ ”
Siegal provided the paper a copy of the call log and caller ID for the conversation that lasted 10 minutes.
Cross referenced Hitler five times in the conversation, but did not hint to the rabbi that he planned to go on a killing spree. The Department of Justice is investigating the phone call as part of its probe.
Cross allegedly killed three people, including a 14-year-old boy, during two shootings in Overland Park last Sunday. None of the victims were Jewish.
This story "Overland Park Rampage Killer Ranted to Rabbi About 'You Jews'" was written by Forward Staff.