A History Lesson From Ukraine - The famous photograph above is called* The Last Jew in Vinnitsa. *It was taken in Ukraine in September of 1941, when the Nazis shot every Jew in that cit...
Oct 6, 2009
Heavyweight Championship of the World
On March 21, 1941, my mother's cousin Abe Simon, son a of Jewish egg and butter salesman, fought Joe Louis for the title in Detroit. Lasting 13 rounds, he earned another title shot against the Brown Bomber a year later in Madison Square Garden. After retiring he acted in several movies, including On The Waterfront and Requiem For A Heavyweight.
REPRINTED FROM MARCH 8, 2008
Administrator's note: I'm reprinting these photo's and captions in a much tighter time frame then originally posted, to give the viewers more of a feel for this period in Simon's career.