Alex Garel-Frantzen

Gangsters and Organized Crime
in Jewish Chicago

Emanuel Congregation, 5959 N. Sheridan Road

the usual suspects like Al Capone, organized crime in 1920s Chicago also
included various little-known Jewish gangsters born from the gritty Maxwell
Street ghetto. Their illegal activity sparked rifts between Reform and Orthodox
Jews and ignited tensions between city officials and Jewish leaders. This
historical account is the result of tireless research from newspaper articles
and editorials in the Chicago Tribune
and the Yiddish language press, as well as studies by historians, sociologists,
and reformers. Garel-Frantzen is a student at the University of Illinois
College of Law, where he is a Juris Doctor candidate. 

Event date: 
Sunday, March 23, 2014 - 2:00pm
Event address: 
5959 N. Sheridan Road
Emanuel Congregation
Gangsters & Organized Crime in Jewish Chicago (True Crime) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781626191938
Availability: Special Order
Published: History Press - November 19th, 2013

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