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"With a kind word and a pistol." Alphonse (Al) Capone in Chicago

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In this article, in addition to Al Capone, we will begin a story about the new mafia - Cosa Nostra, which has settled in the United States of America.


From previous articles, you should remember that the name Cosa Nostra (Our Business) became widely known in the United States after 1929. Many researchers believe that Lucky Luciano invented it (and proposed it at the "mafia conference" in Atlantic City).

Cosa Nostra - "Americanized mafia" (as Lucky Luciano called it). And this "Americanization" was bloody and extremely harsh. How it went will be described in an article about the mafia clans of New York.

Before "Americanization", the mafia clans were ethnic criminal gangs of immigrants from Sicily. With its appearance, they became international.

In total, 35 Cosa Nostra families have formed in the United States. And the "Chicago Syndicate" stood apart.

Al Capone's Gangster War



"With a kind word and a pistol." Alphonse (Al) Capone in Chicago
Al Capone, photo 1926

From the article Mafia in the USA. Black Hand in New Orleans and Chicago you must remember that Al Capone took over as the head of the Black Hand of Chicago on the recommendation of the former boss, John Torrio, who was badly wounded by the Irish.

And Capone immediately began to avenge the benefactor. In addition to the old enemies from the Irish gang of O'Benion-Weiss, the Dougherty and Bill Moran gangs were destroyed.

The most famous of these operations entered the history called

Valentine's Day Massacre.
Capone thugs, dressed in police uniforms, killed seven members of Moran's gang, including the leader, in a garage. Disoriented gangsters, awaiting a search, lined up along the wall and were shot.


John Skalis is one of the participants in this shooting, who later betrayed Al Capone.

A clear hint of this incident can be seen in the movie "There are only girls in jazz."


And this is a shot of the 1967 film "The Valentine's Day Massacre".


All in all, during this "war" from 1924 to 1929. over 500 gangsters have been killed in Chicago.

The use of machine guns (more precisely, Thompson submachine guns) then became a "classic" gangster showdown. But heavy machine guns and grenades were also used. Finally, they figured out the explosive devices that went off after turning on the car's engine.

Capone's worst enemy was the Sicilian Giuseppe Aiello, who in 1929 ranked the "honorable" seventh on the list of the most dangerous criminals in the United States.

And in 1930 the Chicago Tribune named him

"The coolest gangster in Chicago and one of the coolest in America."


Giuseppe Aiello

Aiello was a member of the clan now known as the Bonanno "family". This clan was founded in Brooklyn (New York). In addition to Chicago, there were offices in Detroit and Buffalo.

Aiello could not come to terms with the fact that the mob in Chicago was run by some Neapolitan.

He started the "war" by ordering the shooting of Capone's "lieutenants" - Pasquale Lolardo (who was also a close friend of the "Scar Man") and Antonio Lombardi.

Then Aiello aimed at Capone himself, but decided not just to kill him, but also to intercept and "squeeze the business." For this purpose, he bribed two reputable Chicago mafiosi - Giovanni Scalice (one of the participants in the "Massacre on Valentine's Day") and Alberto Anselmo, who recommended to their boss Giuseppe Giuntas - "staff killer" ("torpedos") of the Aiello gang.

It was not possible to deceive the Neapolitan. Under the pretext of confirming Juntas as a lieutenant, Capone gathered his men for lunch at one of the expensive restaurants. At his signal, Aiello's people began to be beaten with baseball bats: one of them was beaten to death, the other two were finished off with pistols.

"Based on" this reprisal of Capone over traitors, similar scenes were filmed in some films about the mafia. More often than not, killers emerge from the cake.


On October 23, 1930, "the coolest gangster in Chicago" was shot by Capone's men, who fired 59 bullets at him.

Mafia "conference" in Atlantic City




Al Capone (far left) and heads of some mafia clans in Atlantic City, May 1929

Let's go back a bit - in 1929, when Capone invited all the heads of the US mafia "families" to Atlantic City.

Here he invited them to agree on the division of spheres of influence, cooperation and rejection of intra-clan wars.

It was John Torrio's idea, which he did not have time to implement.

At this peculiar conference, held from May 13 to May 16, 1929, Capone announced that Prohibition was likely to be canceled soon, and suggested new areas of use for criminal "talents." The most promising, from his point of view, were the organization of gambling and bookmaking, the sphere of sexual services, racketeering and drug trafficking.

Al Capone actively supported a young and promising gangster from New York, who stated that

"Sicilian family principles get in the way of business."

This young "businessman from the mafia" was called Charlie Luciano (not yet Lucky - he will receive the nickname "Lucky" in October of the same year).

Other bosses agreed with Capone and Luciano's suggestions. The collection of all the mafia clans in the United States has since been known as the "Cosa Nostra".

According to the most popular version, it was Luciano who proposed this name (a detailed story about which is ahead). A "Commission" was formed, which included the "dons" of the main clans of New York and the Chicago syndicate.

Each "family" received a territory on which it could freely develop its activities. The law of the Sicilian Omerta was left unchanged.

In addition, it was then that a fundamental decision was made on the possibility of cooperation with people of non-Sicilian and even non-Italian origin.

Until that time, the American mafia was commanded by the Sicilian "Dons" of the "old school", who were called "Mustache" or "Barbel Pits". They tried to create in New York, Chicago, New Orleans and other major US cities

"Little Sicily".

A striking example of such a godfather is Giuseppe Masseria, who was active in New York.

The "small-town" worldview of the "mustachioed" interfered with "business". And Masseria was killed on the orders of his deputy - Lucky Luciano (this will be discussed in one of the following articles).

As a result of this truly fateful decision, such "stars of the first magnitude" as the Jews Meyer Lansky and Benjamin Siegel (Bugsy) appeared in the American Cosa Nostra - both, by the way, are natives of the Russian Empire.


Meyer Lansky and Bugsy Siegel

And you shouldn't forget about the Jew Louis Lepke either.


Luis Lepke

Racket innovator


It is Capone who is considered the "inventor" of modern forms of racketeering.

What the bandits were doing before him is closer to the concept of "extortion". The frequency of the levies could not be predicted, the amount of the ransom payments was determined by eye. In general, there were no clearly defined and understandable rules.

At first, the word “racket” was the name of some event (or ball), tickets for which were distributed not entirely voluntarily (just like lottery tickets in the Soviet film “The Diamond Arm”). And Capone began to "sell tickets" for "protection" (from himself, his beloved). His first "clients" were owners of Chicago laundries. Al Capone himself became the owner of some of these establishments: it was then, according to many researchers, that the famous phrase was born

"launder money".

It was impossible to refuse the "imposed service".

Show-windows of establishments of "refuseniks" were constantly smashed by some hooligans. Signboards - they were torn off or obscene inscriptions were written on them. And the clients' linen was constantly damaged.

Then, not only the owners of the laundries, but also other entrepreneurs began to pay for the "protection".

For example, the drivers of the Duffygen Press automobile company, in whose union he introduced his people, became Al Capone's "clients". And also employees of warehouses of printed materials.

Another type of racketeering is the labeling of dairy products with an indication of the "expiration date" on the label.

For thousands of years, people have determined the freshness of foods by their appearance, smell and taste. But Capone managed to push through in Illinois the requirement to indicate the expiration date on milk bottles - under the pretext of caring for the health of state citizens, of course. And the equipment for marking, by "lucky chance", was only at the recently acquired dairy plant.

The profits from this scam were so high that, according to legend, Capone told his "lieutenants":

"We've been doing the wrong things so far!"

Capone's idea (which he did not bother to patent) was extremely popular with the manufacturers of all products. And now people just throw away a huge amount of food in the trash, coming to the stores again and again to buy “fresh food”. Although no one has yet been able to explain what mysterious processes occur in milk or sausage, which, in a couple of minutes (from 23:59 to 00:01) after the "expiration of the juice," turn benign products into stale and even hazardous to health ...

In addition, Capone organized a network of informants in Chicago. Anyone who learned something "interesting" could call the well-known telephone number and

"Give the message to Al Capone."

"Chrysostom" from Chicago


Al Capone liked to say about himself:

“I didn’t kill anyone but criminals, and thus benefited the community.”

Capone is also credited with the phrase

"With a kind word and a pistol you will achieve much more than just a kind word"

и

"Nothing personal just business".

About the famous "Prohibition" (which prohibited the production and sale of alcohol, but allowed its use), Al Capone said:

“When I sell liquor, they call it bootlegging.

But when my clients serve their sold alcohol on silver trays on Lake Shore Drive, they call it hospitality. "


Lake Shore Drive is a prestigious area in Chicago, photograph of the 1930s.

The Chicago "zlatoust" also owns such less well-known aphorisms:

"Don't touch the problem until the problem touches you."

"The worst criminals are the big politicians: they have to spend half of their time trying to hide that they are thieves."

“As a child, I prayed to God for a bicycle. Then I realized that God works differently, stole a bicycle and began to pray for forgiveness. "

And finally:

"A bullet changes a lot in the head, even if it hits ... (elsewhere)."

At the end of the 1920s. Capone's influence was already so great that Chicago Criminal Police Chief Frank Lotsch in 1928 personally asked the Mafia boss

"Maintain neutrality"

during the upcoming presidential elections.

But “nothing human” was alien to this “godfather”. He found time to play the banjo. And even took part in the concerts of The Rock Island ensemble.

And in 1926, Capone ordered the jazz musician Fats Waller to be brought to his birthday celebration, who was put in a limousine at gunpoint. Three days later he was released, having paid a "fee" of several thousand dollars.


Fats Waller

And here we see Al Capone on a picnic - a photograph from 1929.


It's hard to believe that a good-natured man in a white shirt and tie is the leader of the Chicago gangsters. He looks much more like a top manager of some large corporation.

The man who defeated Capone


In this 1939 photograph, we see Frank Wilson, an agent for the US Treasury Department's Internal Revenue Service.


Frank j wilson

It was he, and not the "cool" detectives of the criminal police, who sent the all-powerful leader of the Chicago mafia to jail for 11 years, ending his criminal career.

Capone's troubles began immediately after the conclusion of the triumphant "conference" in Atlantic City. On the way home, he was arrested in Philadelphia for illegally wearing weapons.


Arrested Al Capone

The most interesting thing is that he had a permit to carry a pistol, issued in Chicago. But really it was only in the state of Illinois. And Philadelphia, as you know, is located in Pennsylvania. For Capone, this arrest was the 13th in a row, and he did not attach much importance to it.

However, this time everything went "wrong." Despite all the efforts of lawyers, the godfather of Chicago received a year in prison, where he was placed in a "dust-free" librarian position.

His brother Ralph succeeded him in Chicago.


Ralph Capone

During this time, Eliot Ness of the Department of Justice managed to destroy more than thirty illegal whiskey factories, many warehouses and secured the confiscation of more than fifty trucks.

When Capone was released from prison, Ness staged a demonstration.

In front of the windows of the apartment of the crime boss in Chicago, 45 of his former cars, filled with armed policemen, drove by. Al Capone informed Ness that he could receive a weekly "bonus" in the form of an envelope with $ 1000 (about 30 thousand modern dollars). He never received an answer from Ness.

And Frank Wilson at this time quietly and unnoticed studied financial documents.

Based on his investigation, 70 mafiosi (including Capone and his brother) were arrested in June 1931 and brought to trial by jury on income tax evasion charges.

And now, before the Tax Office, the powerful “godfather” turned out to be completely powerless. He immediately confessed to 5000 episodes of violation of the law and paid a debt of $ 5 million (a huge amount at the time, equal to about 150 million modern dollars).


FBI dossier on Al Capone

After being released on bail, Capone, hoping to win over public opinion, launched a stormy charitable work. He even set up a free canteen where he sometimes personally distributed food to the unemployed.

In this photo you can see the queue to the dining room of "Kitchens of Big Al for the needy".


Here 3500 people received meat soup, bread and coffee with a donut a day.


Al Capone also achieved the release, kidnapped by Lynch gangsters - the owner of the racehorse stables, but only waited for accusations of organizing this kidnapping (in order to later play the role of a savior).

Capone managed to bribe or intimidate the entire jury. But on the eve of the trial, they were replaced with new ones.


Al Capone and his lawyer Abraham Teitelbaum

In October 1931, Capone was sentenced to 11 years in prison, a fine of $ 50 and compensation for legal costs in the amount of 30. Among other property confiscated from Al Capone was an armored limousine (weighing 3,5 tons), which was transferred to the White House garage.


Capone in the back seat of his famous limousine


Since that time, all the mafiosi of America are more than anything in the world afraid of "cheating" with the payment of taxes from their legal enterprises. And the visit of the tax inspector now thrills any "godfather."

One of the four "behests" of the "great Lucky Luciano" reads:

Pay your income tax all the time.

In November 1939, Capone was released early after being diagnosed with an incurable form of neurosyphilis (syphilitic brain damage).

Until 1947, he retired and lived in a villa he owned in Florida.


Villa Al Capone, Florida

According to the recollections of relatives, Capone then constantly talked with long-dead people.

On this basis, it can be concluded that the prison doctors were not bribed and the diagnosis was correct.

Al Capone was 48 years old at the time of his death.

In the next article we will continue our story about the American Cosa Nostra. And let's talk about the mafia clans of New York.
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  1. Vladimir61
    Vladimir61 14 February 2021 05: 56
    +14
    And also, he is credited with a good expression, which is still relevant today ...
    If your friends ask you to come to an agreement with your enemy, then the traitors have already agreed behind your back!
    1. Kote Pan Kokhanka
      Kote Pan Kokhanka 14 February 2021 07: 23
      +11
      Valery huge respect for the continuation !!!
      Pay your taxes and sleep well! "
      1. depressant
        depressant 14 February 2021 10: 43
        +4
        Vladislav, I support! I read it and threw up my hands: everything about us, a brilliant article!
        I didn't know anything about that. Literature and films did not provide a basis for systems analysis, therefore they were perceived at the superficial level "Oh, how interesting they have!" Now it is clear why it is so interesting here. There are bindings.
  2. Pessimist22
    Pessimist22 14 February 2021 05: 58
    +5
    These are children compared to our gangsters in the 90s, many of them are now in the law and are in power.
    1. Phil77
      Phil77 14 February 2021 09: 06
      +10

      Enoch Johnson, nicknamed * Nucky *. One of the leaders of the Republican Party in Atlantic City in 1911, was closely associated with the Mafia. The circle of interests is vast!
      So ours did not invent anything new, the times just changed, and they took into account the lessons of the past. wink hi
      1. Ugochaves
        Ugochaves 15 February 2021 04: 28
        +5
        About which a very good TV series "Boardwalk Empire" was filmed
  3. Van 16
    Van 16 14 February 2021 06: 02
    +10
    Very interesting and quite detailed, thanks!
    I remembered the immortal "I will make him an offer that he cannot refuse."
  4. Catfish
    Catfish 14 February 2021 06: 29
    +16
    Another type of racketeering is the labeling of dairy products with an indication of the "expiration date" on the label.

    He's just a brilliant man! good How many years have passed, and we are still being fooled by this notorious "expiration date".
    Thank you, Valery, with your submission, the legendary bandit revealed himself from a completely different side. good smile
    Friends, all good morning and good day, I hope there will be no more snow. drinks
    1. Korsar4
      Korsar4 14 February 2021 07: 07
      +13
      But now marking is just one of the components of the world. Here are certification options, for example. Now I know whose heirs are the certifiers.
    2. 3x3zsave
      3x3zsave 14 February 2021 08: 10
      +12
      He's just a brilliant man!
      Come on!
      Capone shamelessly copied the idea from Charles Perrault: at 24:00 Cinderella turns into a pumpkin! wassat
      1. Catfish
        Catfish 14 February 2021 08: 16
        +11
        What I am absolutely sure of is that Capone not only did not read Cinderella, but he certainly did not hear anything about this fairy tale. laughing
        Hello Anton, you don't have to demand too much from people, even from people like Capone. fellow
        1. 3x3zsave
          3x3zsave 14 February 2021 08: 25
          +8
          What I am absolutely sure of is that Capone not only did not read Cinderella, but he certainly did not hear anything about this fairy tale.
          In vain, for this plot is one of the most ancient and widespread. The first mention is recorded on ancient Egyptian papyri. I'm serious.
          My respect, Uncle Kostya! hi
          1. Catfish
            Catfish 14 February 2021 08: 33
            +11
            When applied to Capone, the "ancient Egyptian papyri" sound even more convincing than the book by Perrault. laughing
            1. 3x3zsave
              3x3zsave 14 February 2021 08: 39
              +6
              Don't exaggerate. I just meant the popularity of the plot. You will hardly deny the possibility that Frau Schicklgruber read the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm to her little son.
              1. Catfish
                Catfish 14 February 2021 08: 47
                +8
                I never really thought about what books my mother read for a dream coming to young Adolf. But, "what has grown is grown." wassat
                And so, yes, everything is true and everything was once thought up or said.
                1. Pane Kohanku
                  Pane Kohanku 15 February 2021 12: 56
                  +5
                  "Based on" this reprisal of Capone over traitors, similar scenes were filmed in some films about the mafia. More often than not, killers emerge from the cake.

                  I remembered a phrase said before the murder:
                  - Look - don't remember the cake! I promised my daughter a piece ... laughing
                  Valery - bow for the article. We look forward to continuing. drinks
      2. Liam
        Liam 14 February 2021 09: 27
        -2
        Quote: 3x3zsave
        He's just a brilliant man!
        Come on!
        Capone shamelessly copied the idea from Charles Perrault: at 24:00 Cinderella turns into a pumpkin! wassat

        The author, as always, is in pursuit of cheap sensationalism and the daily invention of warm water.
        Do you seriously think that the shelf life of products is an invention of Al Capone in Chicago in the 30s?
        By the way, about the invention of warm water ..

        Although no one has yet been able to explain what mysterious processes occur in milk or sausage, which, in a couple of minutes (from 23:59 to 00:01) after the "expiration of the juice," turn benign products into stale and even hazardous to health

        According to GOST R 51074-2003:
        Shelf life - the period during which the food product, subject to the established storage conditions, retains the properties specified in the regulatory or technical document. The expiry of the shelf life does not mean that the product is not suitable for its intended use.

        In other words, during this period, the taste, texture, aroma and useful qualities of the product (for example, the content of live cultures in yogurt) change only within the limits allowed by the standards.
        .
        Even a child knows what the warranty or expiration date is.
        1. Hunter 2
          Hunter 2 14 February 2021 20: 57
          +2
          Quote: Liam

          The author, as always, is in pursuit of cheap sensationalism and the daily invention of warm water ..

          Well, write better ... let's read and appreciate. Laurels of "criticism" don't put pressure on the aura? Where are the works, articles? There simply is not and will not be! Because the ingenuity is simply not enough ... an expert on Wikipedia, for whom Russian is not his native language. Why are you "grazing" here, disrespectful, since everything is so bad belay
      3. bubalik
        bubalik 14 February 2021 09: 42
        +14
        at 24:00 Cinderella turns into a pumpkin!

        ,,, in the original this is not at all. winked
        ,,,And it was like this: Cinderella quickly jumped out of the other side of the dovecote and ran to the walnut tree, there she took off her beautiful dress and put it on the grave; the bird took him back, and Cinderella put on her gray, tailor-made shirt again and sat in the kitchen on a heap of ashes. The next day, when the feast began again and the parents and half-sisters left the house again, Cinderella went to the walnut tree and said: You swing - shake off, little tree, Throw gold and silver in my face. And the bird threw off her an even more magnificent dress than last time. And when she appeared at the feast in this dress, everyone marveled at her beauty.
        ,,,
        The eldest went to the room to try on the shoe, and the mother was with her too. But she could not pull the shoe over her foot: the thumb was in the way, and the shoe was too small for her. Then the mother gave her a knife and said: - You cut off your thumb; when you become a queen, you will not have to walk anyway. '' The girl cut off her finger, pulled on her shoe with difficulty, bit her lips in pain and went out to the prince belay

        Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, as well as Charles Perrault, together with the Italian storyteller Giambattista Basile, did not invent plots, but rewrote folk legends for subsequent generations. From the primary sources the blood freezes in veins: graves, severed heels, sadistic punishments, rape and other "non-fabulous" details. crying sad yes
        1. 3x3zsave
          3x3zsave 14 February 2021 09: 48
          +8
          When you start digging into the original texts of the author's fairy tales, which, in turn, are a retelling of folk legends, you begin to understand the naivety of S. King's novels.
          1. Proxima
            Proxima 14 February 2021 12: 25
            +5
            Quote: 3x3zsave
            When you start digging into the original texts of the author's fairy tales, which, in turn, are a retelling of folk legends ...

            Where can I get this famous original? request Take "The Tale of the Fisherman and the Fish" for example. Pushkin most likely took the plot from the brothers Grimm as a basis. What is the genius of Alexander Sergeevich, that the adapted fairy tale has become primordially Russian. And if you dig further to the primary sources, then we are already running into a very similar plot of the "Indian folk" fairy tale of the 3rd century BC. And surely this source also had a "primary source" and so on, as long as Homo sapiens existed. hi
        2. Korsar4
          Korsar4 14 February 2021 11: 51
          +6
          And the expired one was called "Camembert" and was sent to the French.
        3. Flooding
          Flooding 14 February 2021 21: 42
          +2
          Quote: bubalik
          From the primary sources, the blood runs cold: graves, severed heels, sadistic punishments, rape and other "unspeakable" details

          I pulled the unclean one to read your commentary in the evening. Have to sleep with the lights on.
      4. Korsar4
        Korsar4 14 February 2021 09: 54
        +5
        And milk in curdled milk?
        1. 3x3zsave
          3x3zsave 14 February 2021 10: 28
          +6
          Directly into the cheese.
          1. bubalik
            bubalik 14 February 2021 11: 21
            +7
            “It is better to die fighting for life than to know that there is a chance for salvation and not take advantage of it. I will always have time to die ... ”.
            So, with these words, she continued to flounder, until she was completely exhausted, when suddenly, she felt something solid under her paws - milk turned to butter.
  5. Catfish
    Catfish 14 February 2021 06: 40
    +10
    But heavy machine guns were also used ...

    Well, I don’t know about "heavy machine guns", but the legendary BAR 1918 could have been used very well, the cartridge there was a good .30-06 Springfield, although the magazine capacity was not great - only 20 pieces.

    In the movie "Johnny D" the gangsters used John Browning's design. smile

    1. Hunter 2
      Hunter 2 14 February 2021 21: 15
      +4
      Konstantin hi The North Koreans built a 1918-round drum magazine for BAR 60 (still in service). For Our RPD-44 as much as 75 rounds. By the way, the quality is quite decent!
      1. Catfish
        Catfish 14 February 2021 21: 17
        +3
        Lesh hi , do you have a photo? Interesting to see.
        1. Hunter 2
          Hunter 2 14 February 2021 21: 25
          +3
          I do not know how to download them from the phone crying
          I'm talking about RPD-44 as a keepsake, the auction "bag" section of MMG. Tikhushniki - speculators instantly mastered the market for barren weapons, trodden smuggling paths wink
          We have such a “gun” in our stash. I’ll ask permission to take a picture (a colleague brought the drum) with a drum.
    2. ecolog
      ecolog 16 February 2021 12: 21
      0
      it is rather a self-loading rifle with an automatic firing function. Just the first bullet somewhere in the target area, the rest in milk.
      1. Catfish
        Catfish 16 February 2021 12: 25
        0
        This is not a self-loading, but an automatic rifle, hence the abbreviation - BAR (Browning Automatic Rifle).
  6. Korsar4
    Korsar4 14 February 2021 07: 02
    +8
    Thank you, Valery. Now I realized that people are celebrating today.
  7. 3x3zsave
    3x3zsave 14 February 2021 07: 15
    +8

    Skalis has overt ptosis.
    Thank you, Valery!
  8. Phil77
    Phil77 14 February 2021 07: 31
    +8
    Good morning everyone! Al Capone left his mark in the cinema. Eight films were shot in which he acted as one of the main characters.
    * Al Capone * 1959.
    * Valentine's Day Massacre * 1967.
    * Capone * 1975
    * Untouchable * 1987.
    * The Lost Capone * 1990.
    * Dillinger and Capone * 1995.
    * Al Capone Boys * 2002.
    TV series * The Untouchables * 1993-94.



    Valery! Thank you very much for the most interesting cycle! Traditional. I look forward to continuing! hi
    1. Phil77
      Phil77 14 February 2021 08: 05
      +6
      A few more photos.




      The Asian-looking man was one of the first assassins of the mafia. He worked in a very professional and varied manner. hiThis is a certain Mr. Sing.
  9. 3x3zsave
    3x3zsave 14 February 2021 08: 32
    +5

    Al Capone (far left) and heads of some mafia clans in Atlantic City, May 1929
    And the third from the left is Meyer Lansky?
    1. Phil77
      Phil77 14 February 2021 08: 41
      +6
      Hello Anton! Enlarged the photo, looked. It seems he, but it seems he is not him? Here is his photo in his younger years.

      Second from the right. hi
    2. Phil77
      Phil77 14 February 2021 08: 46
      +5

      And this is the hero of today's article with his son.
      1. 3x3zsave
        3x3zsave 14 February 2021 08: 47
        +6
        Horse racing or baseball?
        Hello, Sergey!
        1. Phil77
          Phil77 14 February 2021 08: 50
          +5
          Honestly, I don’t know, but there are many options, up to some kind of outdoor meeting.
        2. bubalik
          bubalik 14 February 2021 11: 16
          +4
          Horse racing or baseball?

          Baseball
          1. Phil77
            Phil77 14 February 2021 12: 20
            +3
            Hi Sergey! Excellent! Found a photo from a different angle and the issue is resolved. +++++! good
          2. Phil77
            Phil77 14 February 2021 18: 28
            +4
            I think it would be useful to add that * Gaby * Harnett from * Chicago Cubs * gives the autograph.

            Capone was also very fond of boxing. wink
    3. Phil77
      Phil77 14 February 2021 08: 49
      +6

      Mayer Sukhovlyansky, Lansky.
    4. VLR
      14 February 2021 09: 38
      +7
      It is unlikely that Lansky could have been at the conference in Atlanta: for the "true Sicilians" he was at that time an "Untermensch". It was thanks to the "Americanization of the mafia" (about which - in the next article) that he had the opportunity to become (and he became) one of the "greats" of Cosa Nostra.
      1. Liam
        Liam 14 February 2021 09: 48
        +7
        Quote: VlR
        It is unlikely that Lansky could have been at the conference in Atlanta: for the "true Sicilians" he was at that time an "Untermensch"

        I wonder from what sources do you draw your knowledge in this area ...
        The organizer of this summit is Enoch "Nucky" Johnson.
        Key participants:
        Lou Rothkopf e Moe Dalitz da Cleveland;
        Charles "King" Solomon da Boston;
        John Lazi da Kansas City;
        Joe Berstein da Detroit;
        Sam Lazar da Philadelphia;
        Al Capone, Frank Nitti e Jack Guzik da Chicago;
        Frank Costello, Charles "Lucky" Luciano, Joe Adonis, Louis Buchalter e Johnny Torrio da New York.
        Half of the participants are Jews.
        Naturally, there was no formation of Cosa Nostra at this summit, with such a composition of participants.
        It discussed cooperation between Italian and Jewish gangs.
        1. 3x3zsave
          3x3zsave 14 February 2021 10: 35
          +3
          Jack guzik
          Czech?
          1. Phil77
            Phil77 14 February 2021 10: 52
            +4
            No, a Jew, he was born in Poland, then emigration. Well, he will spin there, he entered into the confidence of Capone. The financier, was awarded the nickname * Fat finger *. Once he fought with a certain Howard, he * squeezed him a little *, and he complained to Capone. Capone found Howard and ... killed.
          2. Liam
            Liam 14 February 2021 11: 05
            0
            Quote: 3x3zsave
            Jack guzik
            Czech?

            Almost
            Born near Kraków, Poland (although other sources state Moscow, Russia) on May 20, 1886, Guzik immigrated to the United States in the early 1900s. His parents were immigrants from Katowice,
      2. Reptiloid
        Reptiloid 14 February 2021 10: 11
        +5
        Events are developing, I got great pleasure from the fact that you collect and provide us with these materials, Valery. Thank you. +++++++++
      3. Krasnodar
        Krasnodar 14 February 2021 11: 19
        +5
        Quote: VlR
        It is unlikely that Lansky could have been at the conference in Atlanta: for the "true Sicilians" he was at that time an "Untermensch". It was thanks to the "Americanization of the mafia" (about which - in the next article) that he had the opportunity to become (and he became) one of the "greats" of Cosa Nostra.

        Lansky has never been to Cosa Nostra, he worked with some of its authorities, but never belonged to any of the families hi
        1. VLR
          16 February 2021 05: 25
          +1
          There is often confusion and confusion of concepts. Lansky was not a Sicilian mafioso, but was one of the leaders of the American Cosa Nostra, created by Lucky Luciano. That went beyond the ethnic criminal group.
          1. Krasnodar
            Krasnodar 16 February 2021 06: 27
            0
            If we take the totality of non-Irish and uncolored gangster groups in the States and call them Cosa Nostra, then certainly. However, Lanskoy's "torpedoes", for example, were mainly Jews. Lansky transferred a bunch of grandmothers to the newly created Israel, committed criminal acts for Israel (seizure and hijacking of a ship with American weapons intended for Syria, to the shores of the Promised One, for example). The construction of a tourist casino empire in Cuba during the time of Batisto was also carried out by Lansky without the participation of his Italian brothers in the workshop, so calling it a part of Cosa Nostra, moreover, making such an international syndicate out of it is not correct. In addition, the Jewish gangsters of that time lacked the inherent Cosa Nostra trait - continuity. If a Jew with terribly dirty hands found out that his son was involved in a robbery, for example, a child aged 18 could have literally broken legs. At the same Lansky one of the sons graduated from West Point, participated as an officer in the Korean War, and his daughter was a teacher.
            The Jewish mafia, although it collaborated with Italian families, was a separate group of organized crime groups. The bandits set their goal ... to accumulate enough money for the optimal quality education and living standards of children, so already in the second generation there were practically no Jewish gangsters. 90% of the children of Jewish gangsters received higher education, half of them the most prestigious.
            Among the Sicilians, despite their studies in the Ivy League, the children returned, in the main, to the "family business". This is the essence of Cosa Nostra - the continuity of generations hi
  10. 3x3zsave
    3x3zsave 14 February 2021 08: 46
    +5

    Interestingly, one gets the impression that the photograph is printed on glass.
    1. Kote Pan Kokhanka
      Kote Pan Kokhanka 14 February 2021 09: 47
      +6
      Oh, you and the men are tired, even if Uncle Kostya would come faster and dilute the photos of the bandits with charming Bandits!
      laughing
      1. 3x3zsave
        3x3zsave 14 February 2021 09: 54
        +5
        Yes please!

        Salma Hayek and Penelope Cruz in the film "Bandits"
        1. Phil77
          Phil77 14 February 2021 10: 26
          +6
          But in real life these ladies looked like this - not a movie at all! laughing

          1. Phil77
            Phil77 14 February 2021 10: 37
            +5
            And just like that! laughing


            Well, it is clear that the criteria for female beauty have shifted, but ..... hi
          2. Kote Pan Kokhanka
            Kote Pan Kokhanka 14 February 2021 19: 22
            +2
            Quote: Phil77
            But in real life these ladies looked like this - not a movie at all! laughing


            Sergey came and vulgarized the mustache!
            1. Phil77
              Phil77 14 February 2021 19: 27
              +2
              No! Not me! This is a photo of those times. laughing Although in a brunette with bangs something like that ... definitely there. recourse
        2. Kote Pan Kokhanka
          Kote Pan Kokhanka 14 February 2021 19: 21
          +2
          Quote: 3x3zsave
          Yes please!

          Salma Hayek and Penelope Cruz in the film "Bandits"

          This is what I understand, although Antonishche tastes like Uncle Kostya more to my liking! laughing
          1. Phil77
            Phil77 14 February 2021 19: 29
            +2
            Brunettes, Spanish women, white sand, palm trees, rum and ..... Well, you know what else. wink laughing wink
            1. Kote Pan Kokhanka
              Kote Pan Kokhanka 14 February 2021 19: 47
              +2
              Quote: Phil77
              Brunettes, Spanish women, white sand, palm trees, rum and ..... Well, you know what else. wink laughing wink

              Kalgushka milk, a clockwork mouse and a leather armchair, which is loosely moved to the wall, instead of a scratching post !!!! good
              Until March, another half month!
            2. 3x3zsave
              3x3zsave 14 February 2021 19: 50
              +2
              What, a tank again?
              1. Phil77
                Phil77 14 February 2021 19: 56
                +1
                Yeah! laughing The most legendary tank of the history section. good
              2. Kote Pan Kokhanka
                Kote Pan Kokhanka 14 February 2021 21: 13
                +3
                With dogs, I get to be friends every other time! Just today in the forest I met a flock of homeless dogs, ran up and sniffed and ran on on their dog business. For that, some small mongrel tried to bite me on the heel around the house! He poured a pot-bellied trifle almost to the house.
                I have peace only with the neighbor's Airedale "Mouse". When we meet him in the elevator, he starts sniffing at me and sighing sadly. So sad and suffering that in his eyes you read “again you didn’t take a cat with you on the robot, but I could have taken it legally, I could have barked at it, because education doesn’t allow you”!
                That's how we live!
                1. 3x3zsave
                  3x3zsave 14 February 2021 21: 22
                  +3
                  the little mongrel tried to bite my heel
                  I should have kicked.
                  1. Kote Pan Kokhanka
                    Kote Pan Kokhanka 14 February 2021 21: 32
                    +3
                    Quote: 3x3zsave
                    the little mongrel tried to bite my heel
                    I should have kicked.

                    It's a pity!
                    1. 3x3zsave
                      3x3zsave 14 February 2021 21: 39
                      +3
                      That is, I, the dog lover, do not mind, but you do! My friend, with dogs I behave exactly as each particular dog deserves it. If a beast rushes at me, I will kill without hesitation.
                      1. Kote Pan Kokhanka
                        Kote Pan Kokhanka 14 February 2021 21: 49
                        +3
                        Essentially, the behavior of any animal must be understood. Once a shepherd rushed at me with a bark. I already took out the SHP and wanted to shoot rain ostrastka, but then I saw the puppies on it. He turned around and left.
                        I have met stupid dogs only twice in my life, or, after all, I did not understand the reasons for their behavior! I have never met stupid cats. Although, in principle, I cannot boast of their understanding of behavioral norms - the infection is not calculated.
                      2. 3x3zsave
                        3x3zsave 14 February 2021 21: 56
                        +3
                        Essentially, the behavior of any animal must be understood.
                        Uh-huh, "the rhino has poor eyesight, but that's not its problem."
                        Vlad, I read enough materials on cynology to understand the issue.
                      3. Kote Pan Kokhanka
                        Kote Pan Kokhanka 14 February 2021 23: 37
                        +3
                        A homeless or street dog, but by the way, any animal survives from its interaction with the outside world. Pets on the street sometimes loses their bearings.
                        Dogs bit me twice. Once in childhood, some lapdog walked about five blocks, then grew bolder and tapped on the heel. By chance, on the same day, I came to her owners, from fear the lapdog and her owners learned that she had enuresis!
                        The second time did not give way to a shepherd dog. Spanked meeting each other for a meeting in the winter on one track. The dog did not even bite me, but simply indicated a bite and jumped into a parallel track. I don't remember any more incidents to this day. It is enough to demonstrate your intentions, imitate that you take a stone or a sharp command.
                        This winter I met lynx and wolves in the scent-scent, dispersed in peace. Although now, in February, you have to be more careful with the grays. Moreover, in February-March, the most terrible thing is the elk.
                        On the other hand, I myself was a witness when a runaway neighbor's cat, running away from the dogs, jumped into my arms. The dogs whined a little and left, recognizing the victory for the man.
                        So today, I did not even understand the reason for the aggression of a pot-bellied little thing, maybe in truth it was worth moving my feet under the tail, proving who is the dominant here!
                      4. 3x3zsave
                        3x3zsave 14 February 2021 23: 48
                        +2
                        In principle, a loud scream is enough. Dogs are afraid of loud, harsh sounds. But this only helps until the moment of the attack. The last time they tried to bite me was when I was walking my cool creature. But the dog was overwhelmed by passion and had the imprudence to substitute himself under the toe of his boot.
            3. Hunter 2
              Hunter 2 14 February 2021 21: 36
              +4
              Ha ... schA lovers of cats will write you a "zakotovuyu" pill! I also love dogs, and Guinea pigs! wink
              1. 3x3zsave
                3x3zsave 14 February 2021 21: 45
                +4
                My psyaka regularly has a pork carrot "five"
                1. Kote Pan Kokhanka
                  Kote Pan Kokhanka 14 February 2021 21: 53
                  +3
                  Cool dog! Although in the face - if I'm not mistaken girl?
                2. Hunter 2
                  Hunter 2 14 February 2021 21: 58
                  +4
                  Quote: Kote Pan Kokhanka
                  Cool dog! Although in the face - if I'm not mistaken girl?

                  Ritvirers are excellent Dogs, sociable and love Children and forgive them Everything. It's a pity that there are practically none of them left with WORKING qualities ... fucking greenpeace am
                3. 3x3zsave
                  3x3zsave 14 February 2021 22: 00
                  +3
                  Yeah, a female dog. It's still small here, about four months. Now four years old, but all pretends to be a fool.
              2. Hunter 2
                Hunter 2 14 February 2021 21: 53
                +4
                belay Damn, to what progress has come, My Jagdterrier, realizing that it is impossible to kill the "sailor" - he wore bones ... and carefully "by the scruff" put them into his "house". Now I will suffer what he did there with the "sailor" crying
              3. 3x3zsave
                3x3zsave 14 February 2021 22: 01
                +4
                So I have a Labrador, "stomach on paws"
              4. Hunter 2
                Hunter 2 14 February 2021 22: 05
                +4
                Quote: 3x3zsave
                So I have a Labrador, "stomach on paws"

                You have a great labrador retriever good How do you develop working qualities (of a hunter)?
              5. 3x3zsave
                3x3zsave 14 February 2021 22: 12
                +3
                No, the basic teams have been trained and enough. There was no purpose to raise a show dog. The question of its appearance is a long story.
              6. Hunter 2
                Hunter 2 14 February 2021 22: 15
                +4
                This is how we lose dogs recourse This is a working breed, Huntress !!! Let the girl be realized, you look after the Third World War - she will feed wink
              7. 3x3zsave
                3x3zsave 14 February 2021 22: 18
                +4
                This breed is anything but hunters.
              8. Hunter 2
                Hunter 2 14 February 2021 22: 21
                +4
                For the first time, the famous Russian zoologist Leonid Sabaneev wrote about hunting with retrievers in Russia in his book "Hunting Dogs: Pointing Dogs", published in 1896. “Here, in Russia, retrievers are quite rare, although in their quiet search and obedience they could be very suitable for forest hunting”. The Labrador, like all retrievers, is an excellent gun dog, has proven itself to be excellent in hunting ducks, hunting on flights, and is also used when hunting field, swamp-meadow and upland game.
                Well, who are they ??? belay
              9. 3x3zsave
                3x3zsave 14 February 2021 22: 43
                +3
                At the time of Sabaneev's writing of the book, the psychology of the breed was not yet well-established. And physiology too. Now the question is: can a breed with potential paw joint problems be a hunting one? This is the first thing. The second, from Sabaneev to the present day, is a hundred years of selection, in which the emphasis was placed on the service qualities of the breed. That is, nowadays Labradors are excellent search engines and great companions, and hunting inclinations are below average.
              10. Hunter 2
                Hunter 2 15 February 2021 06: 19
                +3
                So it’s sad, we are losing the "weapon" breeds. And with the novelties in the legislation - in general, we will lose hunting dogs. How to train a dog without baiting stations ??? Apparently - showing pictures of animals, a madhouse !!!
  • Korsar4
    Korsar4 14 February 2021 09: 58
    +5
    How do you turn on your imagination?
    Just name it.

    You can start with Sonya Golden Hand.
  • Phil77
    Phil77 14 February 2021 19: 54
    +4
    This is May Josephine Coughlin, the protagonist's wife and son.
  • Aviator_
    Aviator_ 14 February 2021 13: 47
    +5

    photo printed on glass.

    The photo is printed on a glass photographic plate - the photographic emulsion is applied to a glass base. Most likely, the original negative was also on a photographic plate, and it was transferred by a contact method into a positive one. A common thing in the first half of the twentieth century.
  • Astra wild2
    Astra wild2 14 February 2021 09: 31
    +5
    Hello. Valery, thank you for not forgetting us. There is something to read and to communicate in a friendly way.
    Only you and Vyacheslav Olegovich have a friendly atmosphere
    1. Kote Pan Kokhanka
      Kote Pan Kokhanka 14 February 2021 09: 48
      +6
      So we have a double holiday today!
      1. Korsar4
        Korsar4 14 February 2021 10: 00
        +5
        What a society - such are the holidays!
      2. bubalik
        bubalik 14 February 2021 10: 01
        +4
        double celebration

        ,,, this how?
      3. Astra wild2
        Astra wild2 14 February 2021 10: 19
        +3
        Vlad, I agree: reading interesting material and having a friendly chat is good
    2. BAI
      BAI 14 February 2021 12: 04
      +4
      Vyacheslav Olegovich friendly atmosphere

      Friendly until he is engaged in anti-Sovietism. Which, thank God, hasn't happened for a long time. When he does this, the universal mega-doctor begins. And the minuses are glued to the right and left by carriages.
      1. Kote Pan Kokhanka
        Kote Pan Kokhanka 14 February 2021 19: 32
        +3
        Yes, I remember there was such a tradition of "throwing stones at the professor", but my opinion, the critic should be constructive !!!
        Although once I went to VO from a computer and was sincerely surprised how many ill-wishers I have !!! To hell with them, the main thing is to avoid pressure from the Administration.
        How many guys have left, the last Dmitry (Rich). Stopped visiting the site Eduard Vyashchenko, Horse and People's Lover, Doctor, Eugene Funk and many - many others. It's a shame.
        1. 3x3zsave
          3x3zsave 14 February 2021 20: 27
          +3
          Literally today we talked about Vaschenko with Sergei Mikhailov, they are classmates.
          Dr. Sasha published three articles last summer.
          You can ask Nikolay (Pane Kokhanka) about Eugene Funk.
          1. Kote Pan Kokhanka
            Kote Pan Kokhanka 14 February 2021 21: 02
            +2
            Nikolai and Eugene had a fight before getting eternal bans in those guises.
            1. 3x3zsave
              3x3zsave 14 February 2021 21: 06
              +2
              They never swore, moreover, they still communicate. Funka was banned along with Mikado. And Elena herself left on this wave. By the way, I regularly call her on the phone.
              1. Kote Pan Kokhanka
                Kote Pan Kokhanka 14 February 2021 21: 17
                +2
                Did not know. I had Eugene's Mail, but it disappeared along with the phone. So it’s not there.
                1. 3x3zsave
                  3x3zsave 14 February 2021 21: 18
                  +1
                  Throw off the request to Kolya.
        2. Korsar4
          Korsar4 14 February 2021 21: 06
          +3
          So it is better not to log in from the computer - not to multiply sorrow.
          1. Kote Pan Kokhanka
            Kote Pan Kokhanka 14 February 2021 21: 19
            +3
            Quote: Korsar4
            So it is better not to log in from the computer - not to multiply sorrow.

            Yes, do not care Sergey, with friends like you, there is nothing to worry about. Although I honestly once was proud of my "flag" next to my nickname.
            1. Korsar4
              Korsar4 14 February 2021 21: 52
              +2
              Just now I was thinking - how active / interactive local history is here. It's just that the Urals and the Leningrad region began to feel better.
              1. 3x3zsave
                3x3zsave 14 February 2021 22: 30
                +2
                About LO, it's better to Trilobite Master. Mikhail, perhaps, knows her best of all in the company. I'm more and more in St. Petersburg.
                1. Korsar4
                  Korsar4 14 February 2021 22: 36
                  +3
                  Combined the whole region. Although, of course, not the same picture as in the Moscow region.
                  1. 3x3zsave
                    3x3zsave 14 February 2021 22: 47
                    +3
                    Simply, you know the Moscow region as your apartment, and LO as another state.
                    1. Korsar4
                      Korsar4 14 February 2021 23: 13
                      +2
                      And when you walk along the avenue, it seems like I met a little.
                      1. 3x3zsave
                        3x3zsave 14 February 2021 23: 23
                        +2
                        I have a different dating method. Sit down somewhere in an outdoor cafe and watch how the city lives.
                      2. Korsar4
                        Korsar4 14 February 2021 23: 32
                        +2
                        From an ambush. Like felines.
                      3. 3x3zsave
                        3x3zsave 14 February 2021 23: 36
                        +1
                        Perhaps, but in my case it works. The only failure is Moscow.
                      4. Korsar4
                        Korsar4 15 February 2021 06: 33
                        +2
                        How the leadership took:

                        “Come on foot,
                        With a young step
                        Everything is free
                        Semicholmia "(c).
                      5. 3x3zsave
                        3x3zsave 15 February 2021 06: 40
                        +2
                        Yes, I remember your favorite way of getting information about the world around you. "And they went to the city of Paris" (C)
                      6. Korsar4
                        Korsar4 15 February 2021 06: 49
                        +2
                        As you let go of the reins. And Music of streets, houses and names.

                        Once upon a time, I somehow found another job / part-time job.
                        Brought me to the Yunnat Station. I came up with the department of Geography and Local History there.

                        And he explained to himself: he used to just wander the streets. And now - potentially for work.

                        It didn't last long. But then there was a second coming at a difficult time to the same organization.

                        And Contacts affected in later life.
                      7. 3x3zsave
                        3x3zsave 15 February 2021 06: 57
                        +2
                        And now - potentially for work.
                        It's funny, I have a similar situation now.
                      8. Korsar4
                        Korsar4 15 February 2021 07: 10
                        +2
                        It's good when you can set your own rules of the game.

                        https://stihi.ru/2006/05/22-1707
                      9. 3x3zsave
                        3x3zsave 15 February 2021 07: 32
                        +3
                        I like it. Thank!
                        Well, I'm more of a "prose writer".
                      10. Korsar4
                        Korsar4 15 February 2021 14: 45
                        +2
                        And I rarely have enough perseverance for prose.
                      11. Pane Kohanku
                        Pane Kohanku 15 February 2021 15: 52
                        +3
                        And I rarely have enough perseverance for prose.

                        I also really liked it. yes
  • Kote Pan Kokhanka
    Kote Pan Kokhanka 14 February 2021 23: 10
    +3
    Quote: Korsar4
    Just now I was thinking - how active / interactive local history is here. It's just that the Urals and the Leningrad region began to feel better.

    Quote: 3x3zsave
    About LO, it's better to Trilobite Master. Mikhail, perhaps, knows her best of all in the company. I'm more and more in St. Petersburg.

    Quote: Korsar4
    Combined the whole region. Although, of course, not the same picture as in the Moscow region.

    Friends Likewise !!!
  • 3x3zsave
    3x3zsave 14 February 2021 21: 20
    +2
    I could have logged in from a laptop, but my phone is smarter.
    1. Kote Pan Kokhanka
      Kote Pan Kokhanka 14 February 2021 21: 31
      +2
      Quote: 3x3zsave
      I could have logged in from a laptop, but my phone is smarter.

      On the computer, you see a number of options not available on the phone. For example, how many pluses and minuses you were given. Or the name of a forum colleague.
    2. Korsar4
      Korsar4 14 February 2021 21: 54
      +2
      My appearance is clearly dated: Santa Claus brought the tablet. And that year, New Year's weekend was not working.

      And then it got too late. Got it.
      1. 3x3zsave
        3x3zsave 14 February 2021 22: 04
        +2
        My tablet is old too.
        1. Korsar4
          Korsar4 14 February 2021 22: 10
          +2
          I don't like the arms race in technology.
          1. 3x3zsave
            3x3zsave 14 February 2021 22: 15
            +2
            So do I. But, the chargers break down, the batteries land, the software does not pull updates ...
            1. Korsar4
              Korsar4 14 February 2021 22: 21
              +2
              And there is. Donkey stubbornness allows you to last longer. But the general trend cannot be changed.
  • Alien From
    Alien From 14 February 2021 09: 31
    +9
    I liked the article very much! Thanks to the author hi need to continue)
  • vladcub
    vladcub 14 February 2021 10: 12
    +7
    Comrades, I have a double joy: I went to the "History" section, and here Valery is present.
    I am already one of the "veterans" on the site, I also found "flags", and if I wanted to keep up everywhere before, but I decided on "age": "History" and "Armament" - the most, very
    1. Kote Pan Kokhanka
      Kote Pan Kokhanka 14 February 2021 19: 39
      +3
      Okay, your "monarch majesty" do not be complacent! You walk left and right, as occasionally going to visit the hamsters I see you there. On the history and weapons branches you are only because of the unique atmosphere and good company !!! However, to be honest, I'm Vladislav too. However, I think like many of us.
      By the way, Mikhail (Trilobite Master) got lost somewhere?
      1. Phil77
        Phil77 14 February 2021 19: 45
        +2
        Was yesterday. At the * Social Security ... *, article by V.O.
  • Undecim
    Undecim 14 February 2021 13: 03
    +2
    Quote: VlR
    It is unlikely that Lansky could have been at the conference in Atlanta: for the "true Sicilians" he was at that time an "Untermensch". It was thanks to the "Americanization of the mafia" (about which - in the next article) that he had the opportunity to become (and he became) one of the "greats" of Cosa Nostra.

    The author continues to delight the reader with a story of the mafia, beautiful in style and presentation, and far from reality.
    Meyer Lansky has never belonged to Cosa Nostra. Lansky could not help but be at the "conference", as he hosted it along with Johnny Torrio, Charlie "Lucky" Luciano and Frank Costello. In early May, he got married and decided that he could combine business with pleasure - spend his honeymoon in Atlantic City and hold a "summit" of the American underworld with the aim of realizing the long-cherished idea of ​​organizing a single crime syndicate in which Italian, Jewish and Irish gangs could pool your resources and turn organized crime into a lucrative business for everyone.
    1. Liam
      Liam 14 February 2021 14: 10
      -2
      Quote: Undecim
      far from reality history of the mafia.

      This is the trouble of all "multi-part" articles on the site. If after the first series it turns out that the author's version does not fit with reality, nothing can be changed. The rest of the parts have already been written and sent to print.
      The process of becoming the American Cosa Nostra is naturally long and non-linear. It was only in the author's fantasies that they got together and decided - let's create and call ourselves Cosa Nostra. In reality, it took many decades, through many events and a sea of ​​blood. The final chords of this process were The Castellammarese War, the 1931 summit in Chicago of all American mafia families as a result of this war with the choice of Maranzano as the boss of all bosses, and after his assassination - the abolition of this title and the creation of the Commission. The architect of this was already Lucky.
      The term Cosa Nostra itself was voiced by Lucky after World War II when he was deported to Italy
      1. Undecim
        Undecim 14 February 2021 14: 25
        +3
        I would classify the author's work as a genre of fiction. Then the author's ability to creatively master the material and artistically conjecture it will be quite appropriate.
  • Obliterator
    Obliterator 14 February 2021 13: 04
    +3
    Kudos to guys like Frank Wilson and Eliot Ness. These are the real heroes of the story.
    1. Phil77
      Phil77 14 February 2021 20: 34
      +2
      You know, the life / subsequent / of Eliot Ness cannot be called successful. No, he still commanded his special unit * Untouchables * smashed gangs in Cleveland. Then he worked in Washington, but never made a career. Died in 1957. Yes, for * landing. * Al Capone received a small award and ..... an award watch.
      1. Phil77
        Phil77 14 February 2021 20: 51
        +1
        Yes, I will add that Ness became a national hero after the publication of this book in 1957, but ... he did not live to see it. Fate. hi
      2. Obliterator
        Obliterator 15 February 2021 00: 12
        +1
        Quote: Phil77
        You know, the life / subsequent / of Eliot Ness cannot be called successful. No, he still commanded his special unit * Untouchables * smashed gangs in Cleveland. Then he worked in Washington, but never made a career. Died in 1957. Yes, for * landing. * Al Capone received a small award and ..... an award watch.

        Yes, it's not a career - many with a good career and half of the work that he spent. In the end, many good detectives do not make a big career, but plow on the "land until retirement", but for high management positions and ambitious mediocrity is enough. It would be better if articles on VO were published not about bandits who are nothing more than parasites on the body of society, but about those who plant them.
  • vladcub
    vladcub 14 February 2021 15: 33
    +1
    Comrades, I have now re-read Valery and noticed: 1) Luis Lepke looks like Adolf, not in profile, but in front there is a similarity.
    2) Ralph Capone, by sight, a blowing beast
    PS.
    Always thought Capone was Italian
    1. 3x3zsave
      3x3zsave 14 February 2021 15: 46
      +3
      He is Italian, but not Sicilian.
      1. vladcub
        vladcub 14 February 2021 15: 53
        +3
        Well, definitely not "Aryan". After all, the "founding fathers" were Neapolitans
        1. Kote Pan Kokhanka
          Kote Pan Kokhanka 14 February 2021 19: 41
          +2
          Quote: vladcub
          Well, definitely not "Aryan". After all, the "founding fathers" were Neapolitans

          Sicilians.
      2. Kote Pan Kokhanka
        Kote Pan Kokhanka 14 February 2021 19: 40
        +2
        Quote: 3x3zsave
        He is Italian, but not Sicilian.

        More precisely, a Neapolitan.
  • Shahno
    Shahno 14 February 2021 19: 44
    +3
    Quote: Kote Pan Kokhanka
    Yes, I remember there was such a tradition of "throwing stones at the professor", but my opinion, the critic should be constructive !!!
    Although once I went to VO from a computer and was sincerely surprised how many ill-wishers I have !!! To hell with them, the main thing is to avoid pressure from the Administration.
    How many guys have left, the last Dmitry (Rich). Stopped visiting the site Eduard Vyashchenko, Horse and People's Lover, Doctor, Eugene Funk and many - many others. It's a shame.

    Well what to do, dear colleague, nobody canceled the herd mentality and the ability to influence. In my second education, I felt it very well. Not everyone adequately perceives mass dislike and so on. You have to be able to stand up and have your say ... and turn the discussion around. And to take offense and leave is the easiest way.
    Ps Although the specific bullying in my opinion should be restrained by the administration. Otherwise interesting people will leave.
    1. Kote Pan Kokhanka
      Kote Pan Kokhanka 14 February 2021 21: 28
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      Quote: Shahno
      Ps Although the specific bullying in my opinion should be restrained by the administration. Otherwise interesting people will leave


      Literate people, they know their own worth and in most cases, because of the unfair attitude towards themselves, they simply “slam the door”. And this is not because of the members of the forum, but the actions of the moderators and the administration.
      In this connection, I am a consistent supporter of the "cons" articles of the Authors. Although I understand perfectly well that this site will not go for a number of reasons.
  • Puppeteer 111
    Puppeteer 111 14 February 2021 20: 45
    +4
    Great article, thanks
  • Shahno
    Shahno 15 February 2021 18: 43
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    Quote: Kote Pan Kokhanka
    Quote: Shahno
    Ps Although the specific bullying in my opinion should be restrained by the administration. Otherwise interesting people will leave


    Literate people, they know their own worth and in most cases, because of the unfair attitude towards themselves, they simply “slam the door”. And this is not because of the members of the forum, but the actions of the moderators and the administration.
    In this connection, I am a consistent supporter of the "cons" articles of the Authors. Although I understand perfectly well that this site will not go for a number of reasons.

    This is probably the reason that I did not have a desire to write here ... although I think to pull myself together. Is not a fact. The audience here is not bad, they know how to listen.