This Day in Jewish History 1934: Con Man Who Brought Down Two French Premiers Dies

Embezzler Alexandre Stavisky's death, believed by some to have been ordered from high up, unleashed deadly riots.

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On January 8, 1934, French police found the suspected con man and fugitive Alexandre Stavisky wounded and dying in a chalet in the ski resort of Chamonix. Stavisky died early the next morning in hospital – and...