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Kosher Nostra

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This edition was published in by Jüdisches Museum der Stadt Wien in Wien.

Written in German / Deutsch

514 pages

In this excellent two-volume book/art catalog “Kosher Nostra. Jewish gangsters in America 1890-1980“ Oz Almog, an internationally recognized Austrian/Israeli artist, presents aspects of the history of organized crime in the USA, which non-experts mostly associate with “godfathers” from Italy. The Mafia and the gangs generally came from poor immigrant communities, and the gangster were of Italian, Irish and Jewish descent, e.g. Meyer Lansky, Benjamin “Bugsy“ Siegel, Dutch Schultz or Louis “Lepke“ Buchhalter. In more than 160 masterly painted, realistic oil portraits Oz Almog depicts the ambiguous character of the protagonists of this specific aspect of Jewish history. Most of personalities are shown both an face and from profile - it is an artistic "fact-finding mission" without any trace of neither glorification nor condemnation. Each painting is accompanied with a short description from original FBI files in English, while the rest of the texts are in German. In the Vol 2, Oz Almog gives us a comprehensive photo documentation of life and death in the underground. It is real pity there is no fully English version of this book.

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Kosher Nostra
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Kosher Nostra

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In this excellent two-volume book/art catalog “Kosher Nostra. Jewish gangsters in America 1890-1980“ Oz Almog, an internationally recognized Austrian/Israeli artist, presents aspects of the history of organized crime in the USA, which non-experts mostly associate with “godfathers” from Italy. The Mafia and the gangs generally came from poor immigrant communities, and the gangster were of Italian, Irish and Jewish descent, e.g. Meyer Lansky, Benjamin “Bugsy“ Siegel, Dutch Schultz or Louis “Lepke“ Buchhalter. In more than 160 masterly painted, realistic oil portraits Oz Almog depicts the ambiguous character of the protagonists of this specific aspect of Jewish history. Most of personalities are shown both an face and from profile - it is an artistic "fact-finding mission" without any trace of neither glorification nor condemnation. Each painting is accompanied with a short description from original FBI files in English, while the rest of the texts are in German. In the Vol 2, Oz Almog gives us a comprehensive photo documentation of life and death in the underground. It is real pity there is no fully English version of this book.

Kosher Nostra

This edition was published in by Jüdisches Museum der Stadt Wien in Wien.


Table of Contents

[1] Jüdische Gangster in Amerika, 1890-1980
[2] Tod in Amerika, 1890-1980.

Edition Notes

"Dieser Katalog wurde anlässlich der Ausstellung Kosher Nostra, jüdische Gangster in Amerika 1890-1980, im Jüdischen Museum der Stadt Wien vom 3. Dezember 2003 bis 25. April 2004 publiziert"--1st prelim. p.

Includes bibliographical references and filmography.

Genre
Exhibitions.

Classifications

Library of Congress
HV6194.J4 A45 2003

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL20839444M
ISBN 10
3901398333
Goodreads
3361559
3361561

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December 4, 2010 Edited by Open Library Bot Added subjects from MARC records.
August 11, 2010 Edited by vesna hadzivukovic Added new cover
August 11, 2010 Edited by vesna hadzivukovic Update covers
August 11, 2010 Edited by vesna hadzivukovic There two authors with the name Oz Almog. This is proper attribution
December 10, 2009 Created by WorkBot add works page