Alexander "Alex" Steiner owns a tailor shop on Himmel Street where he makes suits. After his son Rudy was accepted into the army to train to be a general and he refuses to let Rudy go he is sent to war for not letting Rudy go to the Army training academy.

Alex Steiner made a very valid point to his son Rudy about not going around acting like a black person when he was impersonating Jesse Owens because they were being prejudiced by Hitler along with the Jews. Rudy asks why at least 3 times and the last response his father told him was, "Because I said so."