So You Thought The Mob Was Run By Italians

Willie Martin (



     In the early hours of June 20, 1947, Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel 

had returned to Los Angeles from Las Vegas, where he had just 

completed talks with other West Coast syndicate bosses on expanding 

gambling and prostitution interests in Las Vegas and the rest of the 

West Coast.  The recently opened, lavish Flamingo Hotel had just 

begun to flourish in Las Vegas, and had cleared some $300,000 in the 

month of May.  But Siegel made one big mistake.  He siphoned off 

some $500,000 in syndicate funds for his own personal use, got caught 

and arrogantly refused to pay it back.  In the afternoon Siegel 

returned to his rented Beverly Hills mansion with a friend, Allen 

Smiley.  He had just finished consulting with his lawyer and

visited his favorite barber shop. 

    At 10:45 P.M. the pair were relaxing in the living room when a 

series of shots from a .30 caliber carbine, fired by an assassin 

standing in the bushes outside the living room window, blasted 

through the room.  One bullet tore through Siegel's head, ripping 

his eye and tossing it across the room.  Four more slugs struck his 

body, cracking his ribs and puncturing his lungs.  Three more missed, 

shattering objects around the room and burying themselves in the wall. 

At the first shot, Smiley dived to the floor and escaped injury.  

But Bugsy Siegel had finally become what some often refer to as "A 


    The American people have been led to believe that the crime 

syndicate in America is strictly an Italian affair.  Our Jewized 

entertainment media has produced countless films and TV shows 

depicting Italo-Americans as the masters of the syndicate.  But a 

closer look reveals that Jews, not Italians, founded and financed 

the syndicate in the early days before Prohibition. 

    In the days before prohibition the underworld consisted mainly 

of ethnic street gangs and "social clubs."  These gangs were mostly 

confined to certain neighborhoods in the large cities, and their 

activities were anything from hired terrorism to small-time gambling 

and prostitution.  But before prohibition there was no national 

crime syndicate and hardly any organization at all in the underworld. 

    The man most responsible for the formation of the crime 

syndicate on the East Coast was the Jewish gambler and financier 

Arnold Rothstein.  Rothstein "fixed" the 1919 World Series by 

bribing key members of the Chicago White Sox to "throw" games.  He 

also financed the organized illegal importation of liquor from 

Europe and Canada when Prohibition came on the scene in 1920. 

   During the 1920's Rothstein's empire grew when he learned to 

organize thugs to work for him and enforce his policies.  He was

the first gangster to take full control of an entire city through 

bribery of public officials and police personnel.  It was

Rothstein who made the first peace agreement between rival gangs 

in New York in the 1920s. 

    His number one enforcer was a WW I deserter imported from 

Philadelphia: Jack "Legs" Diamond, another Jew.  Diamond served 

Rothstein well and was eventually "cut in" for a sizable portion 

of Rothstein's bootleging, gambling and prostitution empire. 

   It was about that time that another rising Jewish mobster named

Arthur Flegenheimer (Dutch Schultz) along with still another Jew, 

Louis "Lepke" Buchalter, began to "muscle in" on Rothstein and 

Diamond.  Schultz wanted a bigger cut into the bootleg beer racket, 

while Buchalter was after New York's garment district extortion 

racket. In the war that followed Rothstein was killed by "Nigger 

Nate" Raymond when he welshed on a $320,000 gambling debt in 1928. 

Rothstein groomed Meyer Lansky, a Russian Jewish immigrant, for 

stardom in organized crime. Lansky along with the aforementioned 

Bugsy Siegel, teamed up with Italians Charles "Lucky" Luciano and 

Vito Genovese to help Schultz and Buchalter kill Diamond in 1931. 

    Even before Diano Diamond's murder, Lansky proved that he had 

learned his lessons well from Rothstein, who always said there was 

no need for gangsters to kill each other when there was always plenty 

to go around for everyone. He settled arguments among rival factions 

of the syndicate peacefully whenever possible. But he allowed Lepke 

Buchalter and Bugsy Siegel to found the syndicate police force which 

would later become famous as "Murder, Inc." The ranks of "Murder, 

Inc.," as Commander Rockwell pointed out in "White Power," were 

almost totally Jewish. Many of their victims were trussed up with 

wire and hung upside down with their throats slashed "kosher style." 

   It was Lansky who organized the first binding gang affiliation 

known as "The Combination" including not only his own Jew-dominated 

New York outfit, but also bosses from the New England states and 

Cleveland, Ohio as well. The members of "The Combination" included 

the Jew Charles "King" Solomon of the Boston mob, plus gang leader 

Morris Kleinmann, Jewish leader of the Cleveland mob.  This

arrangement worked well for Lansky and left him at the top of the 

heap of organized crime in the East in the late 1920s.  His subtle 

methods of handling his own troops and the politicians helped

make the syndicate what it is today. 

    In Chicago, as in New York and other cities, the early gangs 

were loaded down with Jews. But unlike New York, Chicago mobsters 

just could not seem to get together and settle things peacefully. 

Chicago, after the early 1920s, was divided into two spheres of 

influence. The North Side, which was controlled by the Dion 

O'Banion gang, and the south Side was left to the Capone mob. But 

one interesting fact must be brought to light here: The "brains" 

of both organizations were not Irishmen or Italians, but Jews! 

    The North side O'Banion gang was really run by a Jew named Jack 

Zuta.  Zuta, a "genius" with money figures, was adept at "fixing 

things" with city hall. On the South side, the Capone gang mentor 

was a Russian Jew by the name of Jake Guzik. Guzik was a 

particularly repulsive Jew who got his start in crime as a white 

slaver. Guzik, along with his brother and sister-in-law, would 

entice farm girls to come to the big city for a promising "career." 

When the girls arrived, the Guziks raped them, got them hooked on 

narcotics, then sold them to the whoremasters in Chicago's infamous 

Levee district. Which was also run by Jews. 

   In the early 1900's, Chicago's underworld consisted mostly of

prostitution and gambling, and confined mostly to the Levee district, 

the First Ward. "Big Jim" Colosimo ran the Levee district, but was 

not as ambitious as the likes of Arnold Rothstein and his New York 

crowd. Big Jim often fell prey to a small group of "Black Handers," 

who extorted money from him, even though he hired some of the most 

vicious killers in Chicago to protect him. In 1910 he summoned his 

nephew, Jonny Torrio, from New York to wipe out his tormentors. 

Torrio was also acquainted with Arnold Rothstein and led the 

notorious "Five Points Gang" in New York. The gang hired out to 

anyone who would pay them enough to bomb, beat, or murder.  Shortly 

after Torrio's arrival the "Black Handers" had been "taken care of"

and Big Jim was so pleased with Torrio that he made him his number 

two man in his organization. 

   It was during the second decade of this century that Torrio began 

to deal with Jake and Harry Guzik, who supplied many of the girls 

for Big Jim's brothels. Harry Guzik, the least intelligent of the 

brothers, remained in the prostitution racket. Brother Jack, however, 

worked his way up the ladder and became the chief accountant and 

financier of the Colosimo mob. 

   In 1920 Torrio and Guzik wanted to expand the gang's operations 

from gambling and prostitution to include bootleging and importing 

illegal liquor, a field that they felt would make them millions and 

catapult them not only to a new found wealth, but also immense power. 

But Big Jim was getting old and soft and was content to keep what he 

had. His brothels were flourishing and he opened the most plush 

night club in the Mid-west.  Colosimo's Cafe, at 2616 South Wabash 

Ave. Chicago's social elite dined side by side with top mobsters at 

Colosimo's Cafe. But it soon would be all over for Big Jim, as 

Torrio and Guzik decided that he had to "go." 

   Torrio sent for a small-time hood in New York who worked as a 

bouncer in a saloon owned by the "Five Points Gang" and was 

currently willing to leave town to avoid arrest on a murder rap. 

The hood was to be the gunman who would "hit" Big Jim Colosimo. 

His name was Al Capone. 

   On May 11, 1920, Torrio called his uncle and told him that a 

shipment of whiskey would be delivered to the cafe that afternoon 

promptly at 4:00 P.M. But Big Jim would have to sign for it 

personally. Colosimo was there, waiting in the vestibule of his 

club precisely at that time. Capone was hiding at that moment in 

a glass-paneled telephone booth. He fired two shots through it, 

when Colosimo passed him. The first bullet entering Big Jim's head 

behind his right ear, the second slamming into a wall. Big Jim

toppled heavily to the floor, face down, dead. Capone rushed from 

his hiding spot, turned the corpse over, ripped open his jacket 

and withdrew his money-crammed wallet and fled. 

   During the 1920s the two major gangs in Chicago often fought 

pitched battles in the streets. Torrio, after an attempt had been 

made on his life, could stand no more, and left Chicago for Italy 

in 1925. He hid there for three years until Mussolini threatened 

to "parade him through the streets of Rome in an animal cage" if 

he caught him. Shortly thereafter, Torrio returned to New York, 

but was never again a major factor in organized crime.  Capone 

then took over the South side gang with Guzik as his right-hand man 

and bookkeeper. 

   On February 14, 1929, the feud between the North and South side 

gangs in Chicago came to an abrupt end. Capone imported gunmen and 

dressed them like policemen and arranged for the main members of 

the North side gang to be at the S.M.C. Cartage Co. warehouse to 

receive what they thought was a large shipment of whiskey.  The 

"police" entered the warehouse, lining the gangsters up against the 

rear wall, disarming them and then filling them full of machine 

gun bullets. 

    It is interesting to note the fact that Capone and Guzik knew 

the main cogs of the North side bunch would be at the warehouse 

that morning.  The Hollywood set would like us to believe that the 

gang was comprised of Irishmen and Italians only. BUT OF THE SEVEN 

MEN KILLED in the St. Valentine's Day Massacre, SIX WERE JEWS!  The

only non-Jew that morning was John May, the gang's mechanic. Bugs 

Moran, who had recently taken over leadership of the gang, escaped 

when he spotted the police vehicles parked in front of the warehouse. 

But why should Moran, a top gangster, be afraid of a few cops who 

happened to be nosing around his warehouse. It is common knowledge 

that the Chicago police were then {and still are} on the payroll

of the crime syndicate. Moran left town after that, possibly from 

fear, or possibly because he knew something that his unfortunate 

cohorts did not know the morning of February 14, 1929. Moran died 

of cancer in 1957. 

   After wiping out the North siders the Capone mob became 

undisputed masters of the Chicago underworld. But the mass murder 

on St. Valentine's Day enraged the decent citizens of Chicago to 

such a degree that even the crooked politicians agreed that 

something had to be done. Guzik already had the wheels of treachery 


    On May 9th, 1929 at the President Hotel on the Broadwalk in 

Atlantic City, New Jersey, the first meeting of what was to become 

the organization of the national crime syndicate took place.  The

meeting was organized by Meyer Lansky of New York, and was attended 

by Al Capone and Jake Guzik of Chicago, Dutch Schultz, Lucky Luciano 

and Lepke Buchalter of New York, Abe Bernstein of Detriot's "Purple 

Gang," Moe Dalitz of Cleveland, and Max Hoff and Nig Rosen of 

Philadelphia. All agreed to co-operate in controlling national 

bootleging and gambling under mutually equitable regulations. It

is interesting to note that ONLY CAPONE and LUCIANO WERE {so-called}

GENTILES, whereas the rest of the founders of the national crime 

syndicate being Jewish! 

    After the Atlantic City conference peace settled over the 

underworld. The New York branch was controlled by Lansky and Luciano. 

In Chicago, it was Capone and Guzik. In other smaller cities the 

syndicate was controlled by men who were NOT Italians, Irishmen, 

BUT JEWS! All the Jews had to do was get rid of Capone and Luciano 

and the syndicate would be totally in the hand of the Jews, at least 

all of the top levels. Even the syndicate police force, Murder, Inc., 

was run by Bugsy Siegel and Lepke Buchalter. Only a few key figures 

in the entire upper strata of the organized crime syndicate in 

America were not Jewish. Most of the {so-called} Gentile members 

of the syndicate were employed as enforcers, hitmen, or bagmen, etc. 

    In 1932 the government began going after the kingpins of the

syndicate. Unable to pin any murders or any other illegal activities 

on the "big shots" who covered their tracks too well, they used a 

new angle: Income Tax Evasion. After a few trial cases in which some 

gangsters were given short sentences or fines, Al Capone was put 

"on the spot." But in order to get Capone's books and records 

{which would show his income} they needed an "in." Now guess who had 

all of the records of the Capone syndicate at his disposal? Jake 

{the Jew} Guzik, that's who! 

   After a long trial, Al thought that he too would be given a 

light sentence. But poor Al just didn't realize how close his 

trusted Jewish associates and lawyers stuck together, whether they 

work above or below ground. So, much to his surprise, Capone was 

sentenced to eleven years in prison. This left Guzik at the top of 

the heap in Chicago, a position he held until his death in the late 

1950s. Now only one more "big shot" had to be taken care of to fully 

complete Jewizing of the national crime syndicate. His name was 

Lucky Luciano. 

   In 1935 the government began to investigate Luciano. But in order 

to convict him they needed "inside information." It finally came from 

some of the prostitutes on Luciano's payroll and sent to prison for 

thirty to fifty years. Strangely enough, nobody ever heard again from 

the whores who had testified against Charley Luckey Luciano after the 

trial. But not so strange was the fact that after the conviction of 

Luciano, Meyer Lansky was named "boss of all bosses" in the national 

crime syndicate. It would appear that both Capone and Luciano had 

been "duped" by their Jewish cohorts in crime, now wouldn't it? 

    In the Spring of 1940 a small-time Jewish hood named Abe "Kid 

Twist" Reles was taken into custody for questioning on a gang-

related murder charge. Reles became known as the "Brooklyn Canary" 

when he spilled the beans to the authorities. Reles disclosed that 

he was not just a smalltime hood, but rather an underlord in Murder, 

Inc. He told of dozens of gruesome murders committed by this almost 

totally Jewish syndicate police force. He confirmed the fact that 

there was indeed a national crime syndicate and named it's leaders. 

His squealing led to the execution of Lepke Buchalter, the head of 

Murder, Inc. It also led to his own demise when he was thrown

from a twenty story window, even though he had been under the guard 

of six policemen round-the-clock. And who said the police never 

co-operate with the syndicate? 

  Reles' testimony helped the System regain a little respect from 

the American people. Respect necessary to justify America's entry 

into WW II.  The top Jews and their stooges in the government knew 

that a few fried gangsters were a small price to pay for such an 

important nation-wide morale builder. Such a deal! 

    From the late 1940s to the present, the upper structure of the

syndicate has remained pretty much the same -- Jewish Meyer Lansky

dispatched his right-hand man, Bugsy Siegel, to Las Vegas in 1946 

to start the gambling and prostitution rackets in that area. Lansky 

ordered Siegel's death when he learned that Siegel was embezzling 

from him. Siegel was then replaced by Morris Rosen, Gus Greenbaum, 

and Morris Sidwirts, all "Chosen."  In Los Angeles, Lansky's men 

were Jack Dranga and Mickey Cohen, strictly "kosher." (National 

Socialist Report, by Mike Whalen, Fall Issue - 1977) 




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