How the Jewish mob fought American admirers of the Third Reich
Letters to and from the early-20th-century immigration service that sent thousands of Jews to America’s heartland
Yom Ha’atzmaut: How Jewish mobsters helped Israel gain its independence
Private letters to foreign relatives paint a harrowing picture of warnings largely unheeded
What did America offer them?
They stole. They murdered. But many Jewish mobsters still saw religious observance as an integral part of their identity.