This Day in Jewish History 1944: Louis 'Lepke' Buchalter Gets the Chair

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

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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 Saturday, and the Jewish chaplain at the penitentiary,...