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Satanic Ritual Abuse on the Oprah Winfrey Show (1989)


This is a guest post by ConcreteConspiracy — find more from Concrete Conspiracy on Substack here.

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Over 30 years ago Oprah Winfrey recorded a shocking interview of a 29-year-old Jewish woman who stated that her family, and many other Jewish families throughout the USA, regularly practiced satanic rituals in which incest, human sacrifice, and cannibalism were done.

Vicki Polin(known in the interview as “Rachel”), now runs a center called “The Awareness Center” to rehabilitate Jewish children who have been sexually victimized and abused by alleged pedophiles and Satanists.

After the interview which was aired on May 1, 1989, Vicki Polin received lots of backlash from people claiming that what she said was not true and that such practices did not exist. They said that Polin’s motive was actually to just discredit or mischaracterize the church. Vicki Polin later addressed the controversy by saying, “I have never made it a secret that I am a survivor of child sexual abuse, nor have I hidden the fact that I appeared on several television and radio shows back in the 1980s sharing my story in hopes of reaching out to other survivors and educating the general public about the issues and ramifications child abuse plays on its victims. Back on May 1, 1989, I appeared on the Oprah Show. I shared the fact that I am a survivor of ritual abuse. The truth is that Oprah originally agreed not to mention that I was Jewish, yet it slipped out. What outraged me the most was not the mistake Oprah made, yet the reaction from the Jewish world that I would speak my truth — that I would share the fact that Jews also abuse their children at the same rate as those who are non-Jewish.”

You can watch the following interview here:

The transcript of this video can also be found below…

OPRAH: As a child, my next guest was used also in worshipping the devil, participated in human sacrifice rituals and cannibalism. She says her family has been involved in rituals for generations. She is currently in extensive therapy, suffers from multiple personality disorder, meaning she’s blocked out many of the terrifying and painful memories of her childhood. Meet “Rachel,” who is also in disguise to protect her identity. You come from generations of ritualistic abuse?
“RACHEL”, I was Used In Satan Worship Rituals: Yes, my family has an extensive family tree, and they keep track of who’s been involved and who hasn’t been involved, and it’s gone back to like 1700.
OPRAH: And so you were ritually abused.
“RACHEL”: Right. I was born into a family that believes in this.
OPRAH: Does everyone else think it’s a nice Jewish family? From the outside, you appear to be a nice Jewish girl?
“RACHEL”: Definitely.
OPRAH: And you all are worshipping the devil inside the home?
“RACHEL”: Right. There’s other Jewish families across the country. It’s not just my own family.
OPRAH: Really? And so who knows about it? Lots of people now.
“RACHEL”: Well, I talked to a police detective in the Chicago area, and several of my friends know, and I’ve spoke publicly before, and…
OPRAH: So when you were brought up in this kind of evilness, did you just think it was normal?
“RACHEL’: I blocked out a lot of the memories I had because of my multiple personality disorder, but, yes. I mean, it’s like if you grow up with something, you think it’s normal. I always thought something…
OPRAH: So what kinds of things? You don’t have to give us the gory details, but what kinds of things went on in the family?
“RACHEL”: Well, there would be rituals in which babies would be sacrificed, and you would have to, you know…
OPRAH: Whose babies?
“RACHEL”: There were people who bred babies in our family. No one would know about it. A lot of people were overweight, so you couldn’t tell if they were pregnant or not, or they would supposedly go away for awhile and then come back…
“RACHEL”: The other thing I want to point out not all Jewish people sacrifice babies. I mean, it’s not a very typical thing.
OPRAH: I think we kind of know that.
“RACHEL”: I just want to point that out.
OPRAH: This is the first time I heard of any Jewish people sacrificing babies, but anyway–so you witnessed the sacrifice.
“RACHEL”: Right. When I was very young, I was forced to participate in that– in which I had to sacrifice an infant.
OPRAH: And the purpose of sacrifice is to what? Is to bring you what? What are you sacrificing for?
“RACHEL”: For power…
OPRAH: Power. And so were you ever used? Were you ever used yourself?
“RACHEL”: I was molested. I was raped several times.
OPRAH: What’s your mother doing in all of this? What’s her role in all of this?
“RACHEL”: What is– I’m not exactly- -what her role is– I haven’t, you know, recovered all of my memories, but her family was extremely involved. You know, she brought me to it. Both of my parents brought me to it.
OPRAH: And where is she now?
“RACHEL”: She lives in the Chicago metropolitan area. She’s on the human relations commission of the town that she lives in, and she’s an upstanding citizen. Nobody would suspect her. Nobody would suspect anybody involved in it. There’s police officers involved in it. There’s, you know, doctors, lawyers, Indiana chiefs involved in it.
OPRAH: Are you kidding?
“RACHEL”: I mean, it’s not the person, you know, who looks scummy that’s involved in it. It’s someone who looks normal.…
OPRAH: Were you raised with a sense of right and wrong, “Rachel?”
“RACHEL: Yes. I mean, it’s like we, I had both. I mean, to the outside world, everything we did was proper and right, and then there were the nights that things changed, that things just got turned around. What was wrong was right, and what was right was wrong.

This article contains statements and commentary which are the opinion of Concrete Conspiracy. 

This is a guest post by ConcreteConspiracy — find more from Concrete Conspiracy on Substack here.


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