Robert Rockaway is professor emeritus at Tel Aviv University, and the author of But He Was Good to His Mother: The Lives and Crimes of Jewish Gangsters

Gangsters vs. Nazis

How the Jewish mob fought American admirers of the Third Reich


The Industrial Removal Office

Letters to and from the early-20th-century immigration service that sent thousands of Jews to America’s heartland


Gangsters for Zion

Yom Ha’atzmaut: How Jewish mobsters helped Israel gain its independence


Night Falls: German Jews React to Hitler’s Rise to Power

Private letters to foreign relatives paint a harrowing picture of warnings largely unheeded


The Jewish Plot To Kill Hitler

How the FBI prevented Jewish American gangsters from altering the course of history in 1933


Why Gangsters Who Broke Every Law Still Went to Services on Yom Kippur

They stole. They murdered. But many Jewish mobsters still saw religious observance as an integral part of their identity.

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