This Day in Jewish History Mobster Dutch Schultz Killed

American Jewish mobster Dutch Schultz is shot to death in the restroom of his favorite New Jersey restaurant.

On this day in 1935, mobster Dutch Schultz was shot to death, together with two of his henchmen, at the Palace Chop House and Tavern, in Newark, New Jersey. Schultz, an important bootlegger during Prohibition (1920-1933) and a major player in the numbers and protection rackets, was known as an especially ruthless and stubborn criminal. It was fear of his headstrong nature that led “The Commission,”...