Newark Minutemen, a 1930s fictionalized true story about Jewish American boxers backed by the FBI and Mafia who fight American Nazis when no one else will, follows the forbidden love affair between Jewish boxer Yael Newman and American Nazi Krista Brecht. The Nazi party is on the rise, led by the charismatic and dangerous Führer Fritz Kuhn, the self-styled American Hitler. Tens of thousands of Americans have joined a campaign of rabid nationalism and antisemitism that puts American democracy on trial. While the Party is planning their biggest expansion ever, one that will position them at the forefront of US politics, a young Jewish boxer fights for a militia formed by the FBI and run by prominent Jewish gangsters. Since witnessing his father’s murder as a boy, Yael swears vengeance tempered by justice against the American Führer’s crusade for a Fascist America nourished by the Third Reich. He infiltrates the Party disguised as a Storm Trooper in an attempt to bring them down. Along the way, he falls in love with the daughter of the enemy. Forbidden love, spies, and assassination complicate the journey. Most arresting, we hear 1930 echoes of American Führer’s Nuremberg-like cry on President’s Day, 1939 at Madison Square Garden that calls for all German Americans to rise up and “Make America Great.” Based on a true story, this is one man’s mission to save a nation’s soul without losing his own.
Newark Minutemen: A True 1930’s Legend About a Boxer Who Tries to Save a Nation’s Soul Without Losing His Own
- From the Publisher
September 1, 2019
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