Jewish Ritual Murder — Chicago, 1955

The following article has been floating around the Internet for a number of years. I don’t know who the author is.

Prominent figures who thought Jewish ritual murder was more than just a myth included Martin Luther, the founder of the Protestant religion; Sir Richard Burton, traveler and translator of the Arabian Nights and the Kama Sutra; Fyodor Dostoevsky, author of Crime and Punishment; and Sir James Frazer, author of the monumental work on mythology, The Golden Bough.

More recently, Ariel Toaff, a professor of medieval and Renaissance history and son of a Chief Rabbi of Rome, came out in support of the idea, stating that in medieval Europe, some Gentile children may have been killed by “a minority of fundamentalist Jews of Ashkenazi origin.”

None of these men came to accept the reality of Jewish ritual murder out of blind prejudice or hatred; they came to their conclusions after a careful examination of the facts.

No one claims that all or even most Jews are involved in these murders, or that ritual murder is a part of mainstream Judaism. These crimes are undoubtedly committed by religious fanatics and the mentally ill. However, inasmuch as when these types of crimes occur ordinary Jews close ranks to cover them up or, failing that, start screaming “blood libel” from the top of their lungs, evidence to the contrary be damned, it could be said that they are all acting as accomplices by protecting the guilty individuals from justice.

For more on this disturbing subject, there is a documentary available on torrent (torrent is not recommended for those on dial-up connections). –Igor Alexander


The Jewish community in Chicago, one of the wealthiest in the world, has always exercised an extremely powerful degree of behind the scenes influence in the Windy City, an influence just as pervasive and powerful (if not more so) as that of the Italian organized crime syndicates, all the more sinister for being far less visible.

Between October of 1955 and December of 1956, a total of five white children, three young boys including two brothers and a friend and two teenaged sisters, were abducted and murdered in a manner which was suggestive of Jewish ritual sacrifice, the liturgical object of which is to obtain Gentile blood to mix with the matzoh used in several esoteric Jewish religious ceremonies such as Purim, Passover, and Kol Nidre at Yom Kippur. The murder victims were John and Anton Schuessler, Jr., Robert Peterson, and Barbara and Patricia Grimes. Both cases remain officially unsolved despite hundreds of man-hours of investigation by the Chicago police. The Grimes case in fact featured on an episode of Unsolved Mysteries several years ago, but the show produced no further leads.

The cases shared certain characteristics in common. The boys, aged 14, 13, and 11 respectively, and the girls aged twelve and fifteen were found nude, and yet none had been sexually assaulted. According to the pathologists’ reports they had been kept alive for some time after they were reported missing, although the unusually cold weather in which the girls’ bodies were exposed impeded fixing an exact time of death. The corpses showed ligature marks on the wrists and ankles, indicating that they had been tied or restrained. All the victims had been tortured with mostly small, shallow cuts and puncture wounds, none sufficient to cause death of itself. The official cause of death was listed as blood loss and shock due to exposure, although 14 year-old Bobby Peterson appears to have resisted his attackers and was beaten on the head with a blunt instrument and strangled into unconsciousness by strong hands with “fingernails like claws” which left marks on his throat. All the childrens’ bodies were “drained of blood.”

Further peculiarities were observed in the pattern of the torture. The two female victims had been tormented by repeated puncture wounds on the upper torso, thighs and buttocks, suggesting a sadistic sexual element in the killers’ motivations, but the two youngest male victims, the Schuesslers, had been transfixed through the hands, wrists, and feet by larger weapons similar to nails or a carpenter’s awl, inflicting wounds very similar to the so-called stigmata, the wounds of Christ. The eyes and mouths of the boys had also been mutilated in a manner never publicly released.

Another interesting forensic aspect of the case was that the boys’ wounds contained traces of an unspecified grain, of all things. Flour for the matzoh? Floor mat patterns imbedded in the flesh of one victim indicated that his body had been transported in a Packard automobile, a luxury car popular among the wealthiest people of the time which was no longer made and which indicated someone with money enough to buy and maintain such an upmarket vehicle.

What is interesting about these cases is not the unsolved murders themselves, but the view which for once we are given of the lengths to which the Jews will go to cover up suspected ritual murder cases. In view of the intense public interest in the case there was of course a lot of media reporting. The Chicago Daily News published an afternoon edition detailing the ritualistic nature of the wounds and speculating that members of a “religious cult” might be involved. Within ten minutes of the edition hitting the street, trucks were sent out to bring them all in; all copies were ripped off the newsstands and taken back to the News building where they were burned.

Eight copies of this issue were obtained by a woman named Mrs. Lyle Clark Van Hyning who published a conservative journal called Women’s Voice. When she called the Daily News office to ask why the paper had been recalled she was told that there had been “complaints” about it and it was likely to cause “racial unrest”. Mrs. Van Hyning had her own suspicions and sent the father of the two murdered boys, Anton Schuessler Sr., a copy of Arnold Leese’s definitive work Jewish Ritual Murder.

Schuessler read the booklet and was stunned by what he learned. He then made the mistake of going to the police and demanding that the possible ritual murder angle in his sons’ deaths be investigated. The Cook County Sheriff of the time was a Jew named Joseph Lohman, and he immediately placed Mr. Schuessler under arrest on suspicion of killing his own children. A Jewish deputy named Horowitz was sent to the Schuessler home with a party of men; having ransacked the house looking for “evidence,” Horowitz then placed Mrs. Eleanor Schuessler and her family under virtual house arrest, forbidding them to leave the house or speak with anyone on the phone lest they “spread rumors about the Jews.” The two Chicago detectives in charge of the case, Irish lieutenants James Lynch and James McMahon, later complained angrily that Lohman’s Cook County investigators had destroyed evidence, threatened and tampered with witnesses, and generally impeded their efforts to solve the case at every turn.

Anton Schuessler, Sr. took a lie detector test which completely cleared him, as well as proving that he had an ironclad alibi for the murders. Instead of releasing him, the authorities committed Arnold Schuessler to a private mental institution in Des Plaines, Illinois operated by a Dr. Leon Steinfeld. Mr. Schuessler was rushed right into electroshock treatment, where he died the same afternoon he arrived at the “sanitarium.”

There was sufficient public outcry over the bereaved father’s strange death so that a public inquest into Schuessler’s case was held and Dr. Steinfeld forced to testify. He stated that Arnold Schuessler was suffering from “hallucinations” and “paranoid delusions” that “certain people were out to get him.” Steinfeld claimed that the elder Schuessler had died of a heart attack. (Schuessler was 42 years old and had no previous history of heart trouble.)

In 1955, and even in Chicago, there were still a few honest public officials left, one of them being the Cook County Coroner, a crusty old Irishman named Dr. Thomas McCarron who was also a qualified psychiatrist. McCarron knew Dr. Steinfeld of old. During World War Two, Steinfeld had been prosecuted for giving Jewish boys facing the draft callup various legal and illegal drugs which would give them heart fibrillations, fill their lungs with liquid to simulate tuberculosis, give them noxious skin conditions, etc., so they could avoid military service. Steinfeld allegedly collected $2000 per head for each Yiddishe Mama’s Little Bubbeleh he spared from having to go face the Nazis’ cold steel and hot lead.

Dr. McCarron called Steinfeld a liar and a charlatan and turned all the documents in the case over to the district attorney, recommending that Steinfeld be prosecuted for perjury and murder. He also bitterly denounced Steinfeld to the newspapers and publicly stated his view that Arnold Schuessler had been murdered. In response he received an official order from the district attorney to make no more public comment on the case. Several nights later, to emphasize the serious nature of the warning, a small bomb blew the front door off McCarron’s house.

But there was at least some belated justice. Several days after the inquest closed, Leon Steinfeld fled the country. He flew to Switzerland for a “rest cure” and one morning was found hanging in his hotel room, an alleged suicide. Jewish newspaper columnist Irv Kupcinet established a “sympathy fund” and shortly thereafter presented Arnold Schuessler’s widow, the mother of the murdered children, with $100,000 raised from Chicago’s Jewish community — an immense sum of money in 1955-56, worth easily a couple of million today, and a very strange gesture for Jews to make to a Gentile crime victim, a German at that, unless it was to buy silence.

There may have been one final murder connected with this ghastly case. British author Arnold Leese was provided with massive amounts of news clippings and information, including a transcript of the inquest, by his correspondents in Chicago, and he was at work on a definitive account of the Schuessler case as one of the best documented incidents of Jewish ritual murder in modern times when he suddenly died in the spring of 1956. None of the Schuessler papers, which he had been working on and which he showed to a number of friends and visitors, were found anywhere in his possession when his effects were inventoried after his death. The last loose end was tied up.

2 responses

  1. There are 5 houses in five different colors
    In each house lives a different nationality.
    These 5 owners drink a certain beverage, smoke a certain brand of cigar and keep a certain pet.
    No owners have the same pet, smoke the same brand of cigar, or drink the same beverage.

    The CLUES:

    The Brit lives in the Red house.
    The Swede keeps dogs as pets.
    The Dane Drinks tea.
    The Green House is on the left of the White House.
    The Green House’s owner drinks coffee.
    The person who smokes Pall Mall rears birds.
    The owner of the yellow house smokes Dunhill.
    The man in the center house drinks milk.
    The Norwegian lives in the first house.
    The man who smokes Blends lives next to the one who keeps cats
    The man who keeps horses lives next to the man who smokes Dunhill.
    The man who smokes Blue Master drinks beer.
    The German smokes Prince.
    The Norwegian lives next to the Blue House.
    The man who smokes Blends has a neighbor who drinks water.
    The QUESTION:

    Who owns the fish?

  2. Igor Alexander | Reply

    According to Wikipedia, no less an authority on black magic and the occult than Aleister Crowley, the “wickedest man in the world,” held the view that Jews ritually murder gentile children:

    “Crowley’s published expressions of antisemitism were disturbing enough to later editors of his works that one of them, Israel Regardie, attempted to suppress them. In 777 and Other Qabalistic Writings of Aleister Crowley (Samuel Weiser, 1975), Regardie, a Jew, explained his complete excision of Crowley’s antisemitic commentary on the Kabbalah in the 6th unnumbered page of his editorial introduction: ‘I am … omitting Crowley’s Preface to the book. It is a nasty, malicious piece of writing, and does not do justice to the system with which he is dealing.’ [Notice the Jewish proclivity for censoring anything that reflects badly on Jews, without any regard to whether it is true or not. -IA]

    What Regardie had removed was Crowley’s ‘Preface to Sepher Sephiroth’, originally published in Equinox 1:8. Written in 1911, at the same time that Menahem Mendel Beilis was accused of ritual cannibalism in Kiev, Ukraine, it contained a clear statement of Crowley’s belief in Jewish ritual murder:

    ‘Human sacrifices are today still practised by the Jews of Eastern Europe, as is set forth at length by the late Sir Richard Burton in the MS. which the wealthy Jews of England have compassed heaven and earth to suppress, and evidenced by the ever-recurring Pogroms against which so senseless an outcry is made by those who live among those degenerate Jews who are at least not cannibals.’

    Crowley then rhetorically asked how a system of value such as Qabala could come from what ‘the general position of the ethnologist’ called ‘an entirely barbarous race, devoid of any spiritual pursuit.’

    Crowley repeated his claim that Jews in Eastern Europe practice ritual child-murder in at least one later work as well, namely the section on mysticism in Magick (Book Four).”

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