This Day in Jewish History / Lawyer to Wall Street A-list, Who Would Identify the Nazi Threat for What It Was, Dies

Samuel Untermyer moved from deal-making to trust-busting – and then, in 1933, to trying to get the world to boycott Nazi Germany.

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March 16, 1940 is the date on which Samuel Untermyer, one of the wealthiest and most powerful attorneys in America, as well as an early and highly active Jewish critic of Hitler’s regime, died, at the age of...