Small Claims

So it seems that some employees at the Holocaust Claims Conference were running a little racket on the side–filing fake Holocaust Claims. Apparently, they’d recruit elderly Russian Jewish immigrants from Brighton Beach, who would make up harrowing Holocaust tales, collect a check, and split the profits. Over the course of nearly thirty years, it seems they racked up a pretty penny, taking in tens of millions of dollars. Did we say “pretty?”  We meant “petty.”  Yes, they raked in a nice score, but it took nearly almost six thousand claims to do so.  ?

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About The Author


The Tel Aviv-born, Milwaukee-bred Jewdar has a bachelors' from the University of Wisconsin, a Masters from NYU, and an Honorable Discharge from the US Army, where he spent two years as an infantryman in the 101st Airborne Division. He's the co-author of "The Big Book of Jewish Conspiracies", the Humor Editor of Heeb Magazine, and a watcher of TV. Smarter than most funny people, funnier than most smart people, he lives on the Lower East Side with his wife and two sons.

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