Fischel, Jack R. 1937–

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Fischel, Jack R. 1937–

PERSONAL: Born September 5, 1937, in Brooklyn, NY; son of Morris and Miriam (Baum) Fischel; married Julia Lipkin (a speech therapist), March 12, 1967; children: Corrie, Joshua. Ethnicity: "Jewish." Education: Hunter College (now of the City University of New York), B.A., 1955; University of Delaware, M.A., 1965, Ph.D., 1973. Religion: Jewish. Hobbies and other interests: Racquetball, film.

ADDRESSES: Home—3704 Little Mac Dr., Landesville, PA 17538. E-mail[email protected].

CAREER: Millersville University, Millersville, PA, teacher, beginning 1965, currently retired. Lancaster County Human Relations Commission, member.

AWARDS, HONORS: Award from Association of Jewish Librarians, for Jewish American History: An Encyclopedia; distinguished teaching award and distinguished service award, both from Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.


Jewish American History: An Encyclopedia, Garland Publishing (New York, NY), 1992.

The Holocaust, Greenwood Press (Westport, CT), 1998.

Historical Dictionary of the Holocaust, Scarecrow Press (Lanham, MD), 1999.

The Holocaust and Its Religious Impact, Greenwood Press (Westport, CT), 2004.

Contributor of more than 700 articles and reviews to periodicals, including Virginia Quarterly, Midstream, Congress Monthly, Forward, Jewish Spectator, Hadassah, Weekly Standard, and Jewish Exponent. Coeditor, of Holocaust Studies Annual, 1983–89.

SIDELIGHTS: Jack R. Fischel once told CA: "I'm interested primarily in the Holocaust and Israel, and my writing reflects this interest. Why? Because I'm interested in the issues that shape contemporary Jewish history."