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Kosher Nostra: The Life and Times of Jewish Gangsters in the United States

Hosted By: The Museum of Jewish Heritage-- A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

Since the nineteenth century Jews have been involved in organized crime all over the U.S. Some of the most famous mafiosos including Bugsy Siegel, Meyer Lansky, and Mickey Cohen were all Jewish boys who grew into some of the most influential underground figures we know. These activities flourished during Prohibition, as many became deeply entrenched in bootlegging, gambling, and murder.

Learn about the so-called “Kosher Nostra” with Robert Rockaway, author of But He Was Good to His Mother: The Lives and Crimes of Jewish Gangsters and Joe Kraus, author of The Kosher Capones: A History of Chicago’s Jewish Gangsters. Moderated by Geoff Schumacher, Vice President of Exhibits and Programs at The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement in Las Vegas.

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