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Av 27

In 1868, the Ku Klux Klan lynched a Jew, S.A. Bierfield, in Franklin, Tennessee. The KKK was created at the end of the American Civil War, and quickly adopted violent methods, murdering some 1,300 people in 1868. Enemies of the KKK included African Americans, Jews, homosexuals and others, scapegoated to explain the lack of economic success among whites. Even today, the KKK lists among its enemies the Jews, who they believe secretly operate the New World Order.

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