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16th Jun '17 7:23:02 PM CaptainCrawdad
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16th Jun '17 7:14:40 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* The real-life [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder,_Inc. Murder Inc.]] was a gang of Jewish and Italian hitmen in the 1930s who acted as enforcers for the New York underworld.

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* The real-life [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder,_Inc. org/wiki/Murder,_Inc Murder Inc.]] Inc]]. was a gang of Jewish and Italian hitmen in the 1930s who acted as enforcers for the New York underworld.
16th Jun '17 7:13:43 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Series/PeakyBlinders'' has Alfie Solomons and his gang. Uncharacteristic for the trope, Alfie and his gang are noticeably blue-collar, with Alfie sporting a thick cockney accent. The London underworld has (or had) a strong Jewish influence in real life.

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* ''Series/PeakyBlinders'' has Alfie Solomons and his gang. Uncharacteristic for the trope, Alfie and his gang are noticeably blue-collar, with Alfie sporting a thick cockney accent. The London underworld has (or had) a strong Jewish influence in real life.life, and the character's name was taken from a real Jewish gangster whose name appeared many times in court transcripts during the era.




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* The real-life [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder,_Inc. Murder Inc.]] was a gang of Jewish and Italian hitmen in the 1930s who acted as enforcers for the New York underworld.
* London, like New York, had its own Jewish population during the early 20th century, which gave rise to local Jewish gangs. The Jewish influence is still echoed in a few Yiddish words that percolated into the criminal argot, such as "keep ''schtum''," meaning "keep quiet."
16th Jun '17 6:58:16 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Series/PeakyBlinders'' has Alfie Solomons and his gang.

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* ''Series/PeakyBlinders'' has Alfie Solomons and his gang. Uncharacteristic for the trope, Alfie and his gang are noticeably blue-collar, with Alfie sporting a thick cockney accent. The London underworld has (or had) a strong Jewish influence in real life.
23rd May '17 11:14:29 PM JackG
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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Purple_Gang The Purple Gang]] were probably the most well-known example from the Roaring Twenties.
* A [[BadassIsraeli modern equivalent]] are [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Israeli_mafia Israeli organized crime gangs]].

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25th Feb '17 8:02:08 PM FF32
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* TheMafiya group featured in ''VideoGame/WatchDogs2'' have many Russian-Jewish members, putting them into conflict with the local white supremacist biker gang.
10th Jan '17 1:30:35 AM 06tele
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* The page image is of Creator/TonyCurtis in the title role of ''Film/{{Lepke}}'', a biopic of Louis "Lepke" Buchalter, a Jewish-American mobster who with Albert Anastasia was one of the founders of the Mafia hit squad later known as Murder Inc.
6th Jan '17 2:27:06 AM Morgenthaler
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* The character of Hyman Roth in ''The Godfather Part II'' was based on [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meyer_Lansky Meyer Lansky]]. Lansky (played by Creator/DustinHoffman) is a bit player in Andy Garcia's film ''The Lost City'', as well.

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* The character of Hyman Roth in ''The Godfather Part II'' ''Film/TheGodfatherPartII'' was based on [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meyer_Lansky Meyer Lansky]]. Lansky (played by Creator/DustinHoffman) is a bit player in Andy Garcia's film ''The Lost City'', as well.
6th Jan '17 2:26:28 AM Morgenthaler
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->''I used to tell Lansky that he mayíve had a Jewish mother, but someplace he mustíve been wet-nursed by a Sicilian.''

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->''I used to tell Lansky that he mayíve may've had a Jewish mother, but someplace he mustíve must've been wet-nursed by a Sicilian.''



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16th Nov '16 5:30:37 AM JamesAustin
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* In the most recent Creator/WoodyAllen offering, ''Film/CafeSociety'', the protagonist's brother is a Jewish-American gangster.

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* In the most recent 2016 Creator/WoodyAllen offering, ''Film/CafeSociety'', the protagonist's brother is a Jewish-American gangster.
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