American Justice: The Rise and Fall of the Jewish Mobster DVD
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- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: A&E Home Video
- DVD Release Date: 2002
The early history of organized crime in America is inextricably linked to the saga of European immigration, and many of the first notorious gangsters like the immigrants of the day were Jewish.
From pick-pocketing, horse-poisoning and prostitution at the turn of the century, to racketeering, bootlegging and gambling through the succeeding decades, Jewish gangsters made their presence felt. Their names bespeak a bygone era of criminality: "Dopey Benny" Fein, Abe "Kid Twist" Reles, and "Dutch" Schultz. But while the Mob endures to this day, the era of the Jewish gangsters essentially came to an end in the 1950s with the death of Bugsy Siegel and the decline of Meyer Lansky.
In this nostalgic AMERICAN JUSTICE, authors Albert Fried (The Rise and Fall of the Jewish Gangster), and Robert Rockaway (But He Was Good to His Mother), help trace the story of the great Jewish gangsters.