Theirs was a rivalry that would draw in two nations inching closer to war, and take the measure of two men — German Max Schmeling and American Joe Louis, who had been fighting all their lives.
On November 9, 1938, Germans initiated a wave of destruction and violence against Jews across the nation.
Roxborough appeared to Louis as "well encased in dignity and legitimacy." Roxborough saw in Louis the chance to make big money.
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