November 9: “The Last Jewish Gangster” – an evening with Myron Sugerman
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 recently released book 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.
Sugerman will discuss:
- 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.
- How the Italians and Irish Union members on the piers of New York cooperated to send arms to Palestine.
Books will be available for purchase that evening for $29. Cash or check only.
This event is part of The Mob Museum’s Wiseguy Speaker Series.
Myron Sugerman was born in Newark, New Jersey in 1938, the pinnacle of the Mob’s heyday. Myron went to Bucknell University and graduated in 1959 with degrees in Political Science and Languages. He’s the author of the forthcoming book The Last Jewish Gangster, from Meyer to Myron.