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Herman "Hyman" Amberg
Birth: unknown
Death: Nov. 3, 1926

Organized Crime Figure. Along with his brothers Louis "Pretty" and Joseph Amberg, they were the most feared gangsters in the Jewish neighborhoods of Brooklyn, New York City, New York during the 1920s and 1930s. Hyman was arrested for the murder of a Brooklyn jeweler in 1926 and placed in the "Tombs" jail in Manhattan to await trial. On November 3, 1926, he and another prisoner (armed with guns) tried to escape from the jail. They got as far as the prison wall but were trapped by the guards. With all hope of escape lost they put their guns to their heads and shot themselves to death. 

Cause of death: Suicide by gunshot
 
Burial:
Montefiore Cemetery
Springfield Gardens
Queens County
New York, USA
Plot: Block 97, Row 6R, Grave 53, Gate 82/S
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Jan 30, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 8341
Herman Hyman Amberg
Added by: Edwin Vargas
 
Herman Hyman Amberg
Added by: Bill Heneage
 
Herman Hyman Amberg
Added by: Bill Heneage
 
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