Jack Fischel

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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[edit]

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. [1] He currently teaches a pluralism class on the Holocaust at Messiah College in Grantham, Pennsylvania during fall term.[2] 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).[1] 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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