This Day in Jewish History / Notorious Mobster Jack Zelig Gunned Down in New York

Zelig was leader of the Eastman Gang, which dominated the crime scene on the Lower East Side and offered to kill victims for $100.

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On October 5, 1912, the notorious New York gangster Jack Zelig was assassinated while riding Manhattan’s 2nd Ave. trolley. At the time of his death, Zelig headed the so-called Eastman Gang – so named for Monk...