Bonus 01: The Jewish Connection

09.19.2018 - By Mafia

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Organized crime and street gangs were originally strongly divided along ethnic lines, but into the 1930s, those lines began to blur, especially between the Italian and Jewish gangsters. In this bonus episode, Mafia explores how this change came about, and highlights the prolific Jews who ran the underground world: Arnold Rothstein, Meyer Lanksy, and Bugsy Siegel. 

 Our sponsor for this episode is [_Button Man_ by Andrew Gross](http://www.andrewgrossbooks.com/button-man/) from [St. Martin's Press](https://us.macmillan.com/smp/). 

 Mafia's theme is "Spellbound Hell" by [Damiano Baldoni](damianobaldoni.altervista.org). Music in this episode is "Misery" and "Life" by Damiano Baldoni; "Low Horizon" by [Kai Engel](http://www.kai-engel.com/); "Ma Gee Katadai" and "Diya Kinduriya" by [HR Jothipala](http://freemusicarchive.org/music/HR_Jothipala/); "She Wolf in My Heart" by [Sergey Cheremisinov](https://www.s-cheremisinov.com/); "Unanswered Questions", "Backed Vibes Clean," and "Night at the Docks," by [Kevin MacLeod](http://incompetech.com); and "сеанс" by [Kosta T](https://soundcloud.com/konstantin-trokay). Sound Effects by [RTB45](https://freesound.org/people/RTB45/sounds/402306/) from [freesound.org](https://freesound.org/home/). Licensed under [Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License](http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/)

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