We got there in the evening and found several hundred people dressed in their brown shirts. The stage was decorated with a swastika and pictures of Hitler. The speakers started ranting. There were only fifteen of us, but we went into action….We attacked them in the hall and threw some of them out the windows. There were fistfights all over the place. Most of the Nazis panicked and ran out. We chased them and beat them up, and some of them were out of action for months. We wanted to teach them a lesson. We wanted to show them that Jews would not always sit back and accept insults.
Lansky recounting one of the onslaughts in Yorkville to Israeli journalist Uri Dann.