Friends and Family #52


Original Caption:

Stolen Auto is Funeral Pyre of Last of the Ambergs.

Brooklyn -- Gangland's executioners wiped out Louis 'Pretty' Amberg, ending the racket reign of the alleged overlord of the loan shark racket in Brooklyn's east New York and Brownsville sections. Louis' body, nude and wrapped in a blanket, was found in a burning car in a quiet Brooklyn street. The car, a glistening new sedan, had been stolen, and Amberg's assailants had poured a ten gallon can of oil over it and set if afire, before abandoning it with its grisly passenger. On September 30, Joe Amberg, brother of Louis, and Morris Kessler were lined up against the wall of a Brooklyn garage and shot down. The picture is that of Louis Amberg death car, at spot where it was found burning. (1935)

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