The Jewish con man who hustled Hitler

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Hustling Hitler is subtitled "The Jewish Vaudevillian Who Fooled the Führer." That’s accurate as far as it goes. But when he died, the obituary in Variety described Freeman Bernstein as a con man -- with a heart of gold. He was much more than a vaudevillian. That’s according to Walter Shapiro, Bernstein’s nephew, who’s writing about his ninth presidential campaign for Roll Call. He’s also the author of this intriguing story about his family.

Credits

Guest:
Walter Shapiro - Roll Call / Yale University - @MrWalterShapiro

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Paul von Zielbauer, Sáša Woodruff, Evan George