This Day in Jewish History Murderer and Racketeer Louis 'Lepke' Buchalter Gets the Chair

Louis 'Lepke' Buchalter was a key figure in two criminal organizations, the National Crime Syndicate and Murder Incorporated.

On March 4, 1944, murderer and racketeer Louis “Lepke” Buchalter was executed by electric chair at Sing Sing Prison, in Ossining, New York. It was a...