Jack R. Fischel is an American academic. Fischel was a professor emeritus of history at Millersville University of Pennsylvania, where he lectured for thirty seven years.
Early life and education
Fischer was born September 5, 1937, in Brooklyn, NY to Morris and Miriam (Baum) Fischer. married Julia Lipkin (a speech therapist), March 12, 1967; children: Corrie, Joshua. He graduated from Hunter College (now of the City University of New York) with a B.A. in 1955. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Delaware 1973.
Fischel specialized in repressive issues in history, particularly against African-Americans and Jews.  He currently teaches a pluralism class on the Holocaust at Messiah College in Grantham, Pennsylvania during fall term. He is the author of The Holocaust (Greenwood, 1998), Historical Dictionary of the Holocaust (Rowman & Littlefield, 1999), and coauthor of The Holocaust and Its Religious Impact (Praeger, 2004). He published Encyclopedia of Jewish American Popular Culture in 2008.
He married Julia Lipkin, a speech therapist in 1967 and they have two children.
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