Jacques Pluss, arrested Wednesday morning in Ridgewood for allegedly threatening the national director of the Anti-Defamation League and charged with bias intimidation and harassment as well as weapons possession and contempt of court, is no stranger to The Jewish Standard.
In a Jan. 27, 2006 article, then managing editor Jacob Berkman wrote of Pluss’ permanent suspension from his post as an adjunct professor of history at Fairleigh Dickinson University, his membership in the National Socialist Movement, and his appearances on “White Viewpoint,” NSM’s Internet radio program.
On that program, Berkman wrote, Pluss “derided FDU …, claiming that his only real students were ‘white Aryan Americn students,’ while he had ‘nigger to the core’ basketball players in his classes….”
Pluss subsequently maintained, on the History News Network website, that he had only pretended to be a neo-Nazi for the sake of historical research.
In an interview with Berkman, Pluss said that he chose the NSM because “they were the most hard-hittingly obnoxious group that I could discern.”
But, as Berkman wrote, “Not even Nazis buy that … Pluss never was a neo-Nazi.”
For the complete 2006 article, see Nazi no more?