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 Meyer Shapiro

Meyer Shapiro

Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Death 17 Sep 1931 (aged 22–23)
Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Glendale, Queens County, New York, USA
Plot Lyssianker Society, Block K, Ref. Gate 2
Memorial ID 19630 · View Source
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Organized Crime Figure. Along with brothers Irving and Willie, he ran a gang of Jewish mobsters that operated out of the Brownsville section of Brooklyn, New York City, New York. Their criminal activities centered around loansharking, slot machines, dice games, and extortion of shop keepers. The Shapiro brothers came into conflict with the other gangs in Brooklyn such as the Amberg brothers and the Reles gang. One by one the Shapiro brothers were murdered by the other gangs. Even though Meyer was younger then his brother Irving, he was considered the leader of the gang. On September 17, 1931, Meyer was found shot to death in the cellar of a lower eastside tenement in Manhattan. He was 23 years old.

Bio by: Bill Heneage


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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Meyer Shapiro (1908–17 Sep 1931), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19630, citing Mount Lebanon Cemetery, Glendale, Queens County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .