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The Story Of The Man Who Hustled Hitler

Walter Shapiro, author of "Hustling Hitler: The Jewish Vaudevillian Who Fooled the Führer", tells the story of how his great-uncle Freeman Bernstein managed to cheat Adolf Hitler and the Nazi government.

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