B'nai B'rith. Anti-defamation League. Mountain States Regional Office
The Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith, Mountain States Regional Office began in 1913 as a volunteer committee led by Simon Heller. The purpose of the organization was to fight prejudice and intolerance and to preserve the Jewish democratic heritage. The formal organization was established in 1941 as the tri-state office with Harold Saks as the first director. The Mountain States Regional Office in Denver worked toward the elimination of discrimination in employment, housing, accommodations and education.
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Overview Edward Silverberg was born in 1894 in Denver, Colorado and graduated from Colorado College of Dental Surgery. After serving in the army during World War I, he began his dental practice in Denver, where he was affectionately known as "Dr. Ed." He also served in World War II and was retired as a colonel in 1954. He worked actively in the Reserve Officers Association. He volunteered in many charitable and community organizations, including B'nai B'rith, Ex-Patients Home, and was a founder and...
Overview Four members of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) share their memories of ADL activities. They describe the founding of the ADL Mountain States office in 1941 and the leadership of this office. They also discuss antisemitism in Denver around World War II, Jewish life on the west side of Denver, and Jewish involvement in Colorado politics.
Dates: 1977 April 30