Originally Posted by brennan1979
Yes it was Kahn that died but his friend survived. I can' remember off hand what the reason that was given for his murder but the programme seemed to imply it was financially motivated, although I wouldn't be certain of this.
I believe there were 2 seperate shooting incidents, in the Kahn one 2 men were shot & one (Kahn) died. There was another incident too involving a Goldberg.
Read a book like 'The Squad; by T Ryle Dwyer and you will see there were shootings on a literally daily basis. There were incidents where Squad members were on their way home from a shooting incident when they then heard more gunshots a street over and kept going due to fatigue. At certain stages there were literally multiple shootings daily. If you read through the newspaper archives of this period this will bear it out. So to consider that throughout that entire timeframe 2 people were shot who were jewish this
seems like quite the over-reaction to me,
"There was some information at the time that a Jewish dentist, whom a lady friend of James Conroy's had been attending as a patient, had attempted to assault her criminally, and that this lady had complained to Conroy. This was assigned as a motive for the private vendetta undertaken by Conroy against members of the Jewish community," says the files.
"The woman in the case was of unfortunate class with whom Conroy was associating at the time," according to a confidential memo on the murders written by Chief Superintendent G Brennan in July 1932.
Six weeks after the Kahn shooting, police arrested Ralph Laffan of Oakley Road, Ranelagh, and Millar identified him in a line-up as one of the two gunmen who opened fire on himself and Kahn. Laffan was charged with the murder of Kahn and the wounding of Millar, but was found not guilty on the murder charge in the Central Criminal Court.
On bail while awaiting trial on the Millar shooting, Laffan absconded to Mexico, to join his brother Fred who had already fled the country. The jury had not convicted Laffan of Kahn's murder, because of statements he made voluntarily to Chief Superintendent David Neligan implicating his brother Fred and Conroy in the shooting.
At the time of the rising there had been a story doing the rounds which nowadays gets downplayed or dismissed. After the Francis sheehy Skeffington murder the Unionist Dublin Evening Mail was to claim that a Dublin Jew, Edelstein had been responsible for the arrest of the Loyalist editor and propagandist Thomas Dickson, who was to be among the murder victims [which included Francis Sheehy Skeffington] of Captain Bowen-Colthurst. Other than that any mention of the word 'pogrom' by jews in Ireland is cynically exaggerated in my view. I am not sure that kind of talk is 'playing to the home crowd'.