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Thursday, April 26, 2018   (0 Comments)
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FBI file #65-53165, the Jewish American gangster plot to kill Hitler to become a documentary film with a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign

The Story
In the summer of 1989 historian Robert Rockaway was doing research in the FBI’s Washington D.C. archives when he first came upon file #65-53165. Officially titled “Hitler, Adolf file #65-53165,” it confirmed an outrageous and fascinating story he’d been told a year earlier by a former gangster named Abe “Dutch” Goldberg. For Professor Rockaway, this marked the start of his journey investigating a stunning story involving Jewish American gangsters, Adolf Hitler, J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI, all in depression-era America.

The Documentary Film Project
When Daniel Ben Chimol, a french film maker, heard a year ago of the Robert Rockaway story, he immediately went to meet him in Israel and in a few days they both decided to work on a documentary film project on Robert's discovery and investigation.

The writing, the team, the budget, the rewards, the entire project has been designed with the utmost rigor and passion.

The crowdfunding campaign was launched this Tuesday, April 24 and will end May 24, 2018.

Robert Rockaway
Robert Rockaway was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. He received his Ph.D. in history from the University of Michigan in 1970. He taught at the University of Texas before moving to Israel in 1971. Since then, he has been a member of the Department of Jewish History at Tel-Aviv University, where he is a professor emeritus.

Rockaway has authored The Jews of Detroit, From the Beginning, 1760-1914 (1986); Words of the Uprooted: Jewish Immigrants in Early 20th Century America (1998); But He Was Good to His Mother: The Lives and Crimes of Jewish Gangsters (2000); a monograph, The Jews Cannot Defeat Me: The Anti-Jewish Campaign of Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam (1995), as well as numerous articles on American history, American Jewish history, and modern Jewish history.

Rockaway has been a visiting professor at Brandeis University, Boston University, San Diego State University, and George Washington University; as well as a visiting scholar and guest lecturer in Detroit, Cleveland, New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, Boston, Washington, D.C., Toronto, Montreal, and Melbourne, Australia, among others. He has appeared on radio and television in Israel, the United States, and on NTV in Russia. He appeared on the Arts and Entertainment series, American Justice (“The (“The Rise and Fall of the Jewish Mobster”), and on American Biography (“Louis Lepke,”; and "Mickey Cohen").

Daniel Ben Chimol
Daniel was born in Paris in 1961. For more than 25 years, Daniel has worked in film and TV production with various responsibilities: columnist, author, director and producer. He has worked on numerous documentaries for major French and European television channels (France 5, Arte, TMC ...).

In these last years he also participated in the production of a film series on the most beautiful gardens in the world for Arte TV (“Jardins d'ici et d’Ailleurs”) and on a famous weekly TV travel magazine “ Echappées Belles” broadcast on french national TV France 5.


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Robert Rockaway

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