This week in 1944

March 3rd, 2015 by admin

“I’m here on a framed-up case. And Governor Dewey knows it. I want to thank Judge Lehman . . . He knows me because I am a Jew. Give my love to my family . . . and everything.”

— Emanuel (Mendy) Weiss, convicted of murder, electric chair, New York.
Executed March 4, 1944

Small-time criminal Weiss became entangled in one of the largest and most powerful gangs in American history when he joined two other Murder, Inc. henchmen in the killing of potential witness and informant Joseph Rosen.

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