Mobster Meyer was awarded the Medal of Freedom “The Little Man”Lansky, a former President Harry S. Truman, will be auctioned in California.
Lansky was a leader in the National Crime Syndicate. This confederation of organized criminal groups was responsible for hundreds more murders in the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. But Lansky and Charles were not the only gangsters involved. “Lucky”Luciano was awarded one of America’s highest civilian honors. According to CBS News. .
Lansky received the medal in secret 1945 ceremony for his role in passing on information. “Operation Husky”During World War II. During the 1943 invasion in Sicily, the two mobsters provided contacts and information to Allied Forces. This allowed them to connect advancing soldiers with members of the Sicilian mafia.
CBS reports that Calogero is a key connection. “Don Calo” Vizzini. Vizzini was a leader of the Allies invading Sicily through a mountain pass. He also provided maps that were crucial in defeating Nazi Germany and Sicily of Fascist Italy.
The Medal of Freedom, which is expected to sell for as high as $60,000, can be one of many pieces of mobster memorabilia. Auction. Other items include Al Capone’s letter, which he wrote while being held at Alcatraz. Ben also has personal items. “Bugsy”Siegel, who was an important figure in the creation of the Las Vegas Strip.
“From the good to the bad to the ugly, this fascinating collection of items taken out of the shadows and ripped from the headlines offers an intriguing look at America’s most infamous and colorful underworld figures of organized crime,”Martin Nolan is the executive director of Julien’s Auctions.
The auction will feature many items that were exhibited at Jay Bloom’s Las Vegas Mob Experience at the Tropicana Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. “Hundreds of personal artifacts from the most infamous gangsters and organized crime family members … will be on offer, such as jewelry, correspondence, firearms, home movies, hand-written notebooks, and more,”An announcement from Julien’s Auctions said.
The collection will be up for auctionJulien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills on Aug. 28.