Purple Gang with Historian Joe Oldenburg
Monday, April 57:00—8:30 PMONLINE EVENTNorthville District Library212 West Cady St, Northville, MI, 48167
Historian Joe Oldenburg presents on the Purple Gang, Detroit’s Own Prohibition Era Criminal Gang
. It was an all-Jewish gang that ruled Detroit’s illegal booze market for less than a decade
during Prohibition. It was led by the four Bernstein brothers and was said to have made tens of millions of dollars in liquor smuggling, gambling, hijacking, extortion, and labor racketeering. The Purples were said to be responsible for hundreds of gangland slayings plus the death of a Michigan state senator.
This virtual program is sponsored jointly with the Northville Township Historic District Commission.
Meeting ID: 858 6100 1420
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