The history of the Mob and the history of Jews in America are intertwined, and it’s a history that Myron Sugerman, author of The Last Jewish Gangster from Meyer to Myron, traces from the earliest days of the Mafia to the present day. Sugerman tells the Mob story from a Jewish viewpoint, with stories gleaned from his firsthand experiences and family connections with some of the most infamous Jewish mobsters.
In this Mob Museum program from November 9, 2017, Sugerman discussed:
- How the Mob fought the American Nazi Party in the 1930s.
- How they provided vigilance on the piers of New York during World War II and their cooperation with the U.S. Department of Navy Intelligence.
- How they secured arms for Palestine in violation of the Neutrality Act.