10 Fun Facts About the Klu Klux Klan
Dan Burros was a very interesting person. After being discharged from the Army following a trio of suicide attempts, including one where he left a note praising Hitler despite being Jewish, he joined the American Nazi Party and eventually became the National Secretary. He later joined the Klan and was eventually named Grand Dragon of New York by Imperial Wizard Robert Shelton. Unfortunately for him, his Jewish heritage was exposed in an October 31, 1965 New York Times article titled ““State Klan Leader Hides Secret of Jewish Origin”.
Upon seeing the article, Burros exclaimed “I’ve got nothing to live for” before shooting himself in the chest with a .32 revolver. He survived this wound. In front of several horrified witnesses, he next said, “This will do it,” then shot himself in the temple, this time fatally.