Presented by the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater and Simon Family JCC’s Lee and Bernard Jaffe Family Jewish Book Festival, in partnership with UJFT’s Holocaust Commission. As part of the Simon Family JCC’s Book Club Series.
A soon to be released movie, Newark Minutemen is a true 1930's story about a Jewish boxer who fights for the mob and FBI to stop Nazis from taking over America. This is not a WWII story. It comes well before, and on American soil. Few have heard of Newark Minutemen, or the 1930s American Nazi party lead by the self-proclaimed American Hitler, Fuhrer Fritz Kuhn. As the world suffers through Depression and Hitler spreads racial hatred, America remains complacent even as Hitler-replicas are Nazifying German-American youth at 25 American Hitler camps and stealing top-secret plans and proclaiming they will “Make America Great”. The militia of Jewish mafia boxers, the Newark Minutemen, rise-up and fight Hitler’s American Nazi shadow party, as well as the greatest enemy of all— American complacency.
Leslie K. Barry is most recently a screenwriter, author, and executive producer. On the side, she's devoted to genealogy where she has uncovered many ideas for developing untold stories that help us appreciate the context of history, preserve lessons of the past, and honor memories through family storybooks.
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