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December 01, 1995 - Image 104

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1995-12-01

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THE KVETCHIT:

A Hanukkah Tale

The Kvetchir.

A Ilanukkah Tale

)71asinzteci by Celia l'iterhak
by Larry Butchtn.• ■ •

A Good Place To Visit
But Not To Live

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Bugsy Siegal, Meyer Lan-
sky and Louis (Lepke)
Buchalter are well known
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top security jail house call Alca-
traz.
Alcatraz Island, a brief 10-
minute ferry ride from San Fran-
cisco, was where the worst
criminals were sent to learn some
minimal manners. If they be-
haved properly, they were re-
leased and sent to ordinary
prisons such as Levenworth and
Sing Sing to complete their sen-
tences.
"The Rock," as Alcatraz is
called, was a federal penitentiary
from 1934 to 1963. Today it is a
fascinating tourist site run by the
U.S. National Park Service.
You buy your ticket for the fer-
ry and cell house recorded tour
at Pier 41 on San Francisco's
Fisherman's Wharf The round
trip ferry ride costs $7.50 for
adults. Be sure you get a
roundtrip ticket. I don't think you
would like the sleeping accom-
modations at Alcatraz. The pris-
oners certainly did not.
The 35-minute cell house
recorded tour is optional, but it's
very worth the $2.50 rental fee.
The narrator of the self-guided
tour moves you at your own pace
around the cell area, the dining
hall, the library and the "hole,"
where inmates were put into soli-
tary confinement.
As you walk around the cell
block, the recorded tour lets you
hear the voices of prisoners as
they describe their conditions. "I
have no quarrel with society,"
says one convict. "It ought not

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have none with me. I only want
what's coming to me. I've been
wrong all my life. But I ain't bad.
In this hole, I fight the atmos-
phere, the silence, the bodies."
And you hear the gruff voice of
a guard who tells the prisoners,
"Welcome to Alcatraz. You are
entitled to food, clothing, shelter
and medical attention. Anything
else you get is a privilege."
One of the highlights of the cell
house tour is walking down what
the prisoners called "Broadway."
This is a hallway between "B"
and "C" blocks. This high-traffic
hallway was where new inmates
were led along to their new
"home," a cold, ugly 5x9 foot cell.
The prisoners spent 16 to 23
house a day in this hole in the
wall.
The recorded tour tape lets you
listen as the prisoners loudly
greet and taunt the new inmate.
The sounds are frightening.
Then the narrator invites you
to enter an open cell.The cell is
empty; and the barred door is
open, but I entered`with a pound-
ing heart; and I was glad to get
our of the cell as quickly as pos-
sible.
This is the kind of cell Al
Capone spent 4.5 years in. You
also see the cell that was occu-
pied by Robert Stroud, the fa-
mous Birdman of Alcatraz. And
you learn that the Birdman ca-
naries during his stay at Leav-
enworth, but never had feathered
friends during his stay on the
Rock. Hollywood rewrote history
one more time.
Throughout its history, 36 pris-
oners tried to escape from Alca-
traz. All were recaptured except
for five who are still missing.

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