Cemetery John
Sat Dec 15, 2018 15:18

Good points, Bob, and thanks for responding. My issues with Fisch has been with his height, way shorter than what Condon noted for CJ; and his apparently slightly Yiddish inflected German accent, which I believe was commented on by those who knew him; and Condon's ear for language and dialects being sharp enough to pick up on this. Yet Fisch might have been wearing "lifts" that night (he was vain enough) to make him look taller; and he may well have "worked" on his accent to sound more "neutrally European". Fisch was a con artist to begin with, which inclines me now to believe that he was capable of (for all intents and purposes) concealing who he was from strangers.


  • cemetery johnbob mills for john b and forum, Sat Dec 15 13:06
    I believe Cemetery John was Isidor Fisch, for the following reasons: 1. Jafsie said C.J. had a "hacking cough." Fisch had tuberculosis. That connects. 2. Hauptmann showed no fear of being apprehended ... more
    • bob mills for john b and forumtanialee, Mon Dec 17 22:03
      Have to agree with you Bob that CJ very well was Isador Fisch and because of the reasons you have mentioned here which were spot on I'd say. Everything adds up the way you've stated it but of course, ... more
      • hauptman vis a vis cemetery johnbob mills for tanialee, Fri Dec 21 18:35
        Thanks, Tanialee. I've been intrigued by the fact that folks here don't view the LKC through Hauptmann's eyes. Was he a bad guy? Sure he was. But did he sacrifice himself? I doubt it. How can we... more
    • Cemetery John — jdb, Sat Dec 15 15:18
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