Hustling Hitler

Walter Shapiro talked about his book Hustling Hitler: The Jewish Vaudevillian Who Fooled the Führer, in which he remembers his great-uncle Freeman… read more

Walter Shapiro talked about his book Hustling Hitler: The Jewish Vaudevillian Who Fooled the Führer, in which he remembers his great-uncle Freeman Bernstein, who was arrested on February 18, 1937, for grand larceny against the Nazi government. Mr. Bernstein, who was arrested outside of Mae West’s apartment in Los Angeles, had promised to ship the Nazis 35 tons of Canadian nickel. When the shipment arrived in Germany, it contained only scrap metal and tin. Mr. Shapiro reports that the actions of his notorious great-uncle, who also made a name for himself as a card-shark and vaudeville manager, hampered the Nazi’s war preparations. close

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Hustling Hitler

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Program ID:
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Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jul 24, 2016 | 8:15pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Oct 30, 2016 | 2:55pm EDT | C-SPAN 2

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  • Jul 24, 2016 | 8:15pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 25, 2016 | 5:15am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 31, 2016 | 6:11pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 06, 2016 | 11:15am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 04, 2016 | 4:19am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 30, 2016 | 2:55pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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