|First appearance||"Great Men" (episode 2.03)|
|Last appearance||"Great Men" (episode 2.03)|
|Reason/Cause||Murdered by The Aryans|
|Date of Conviction||June 1, 1998|
|Date of Death||July 26, 1998|
|Episode Count||1 Episode|
|Portrayed by||Brian Smyj|
Character Summary[edit | edit source]
A Russian Jew imprisoned for brutally murdering an elderly couple, he becomes the target of the Aryan Brotherhood who wish to renew their reputation within Oz. His murder goes unsolved when Warden Glynn cannot find any hard evidence implicating Vern Schillinger, the Aryan's leader.
Plot Summary[edit | edit source]
Season 2[edit | edit source]
Vogel first appears in the cafeteria while Aryan inmates Vern Schillinger and Mark Mack discuss improving the Brotherhood's reputation in Oz. Schillinger suggests they commit a "Road Kill" against the meanest "Mutt" (Non-White Person) they can find and see Vogel. As Vogel is feared by the other inmates and is Jewish, he is a perfect target for them. Vogel was found dead - hanging upside down in the gymnasium with the word "JEW" carved into his chest. Warden Glynn interrogates Schillinger, who hates Jews and since he's a white supremacist. Schillinger who obstinently replies someone could have easily framed the Brotherhood for killing Vogel. Vern furthermore points out that Glynn's people hate Jews as much as the Aryans and could have killed Vogel for hate related reasons. Glynn angrily dismisses Schillinger and the Aryans reputation for being fearful is restored gaining them the respect of several of Oz's deadlier inmates. When things go bad between Mark Mack and gay inmate Richie Hanlon, the Aryans go through one of their CO sympathizers, Karl Metzger. Metzger threatens Hanlon and gives him an ultimatum: confess to Vogel's murder or die by the hands of the Aryans. Hanlon, terrified and anxious agrees to confess and is then sent to death row. When Hanlon's death sentence is overturned, inmate Nikolai Stanislofsky, a fellow Russian Jew kills Hanlon to avenge Vogel's death.
Kill Count[edit | edit source]
- Elderly Couple: Both stabbed to death. (1998)
Tobias Beecher - Chris Keller - Bob Rebadow - Agamemnon Busmalis - Augustus Hill - Omar White - Nikolai Stanislofsky - Yuri Kosygin - Jia Kenmin - Li Chen - Donald Groves - Edward Galson - Ronald Poklewaldt - Glen Shupe - Stanley Bukowski - Ralph Galino - Lemuel Idzik - Guillaume Tarrant - Bruno Goergen - Adam Guenzel - Alexander Vogel - Greg Penders