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Willens, Bessie, 1870-1951


Bessie Willens, founder of the Denver Sheltering Home for Jewish Children, was born in 1870 and died January 30, 1951. She was married to Isaac Willens. The information about her birth and death dates and names of her husband came from Jewish burial records on JewishGen Burial Registry and census records on

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

A Legacy of Healing: Early Colorado Jews in Medicine, 2005

Identifier: B230.03.0023.00004
Abstract Brief biographies of Jewish men and women who contributed to medicine, the Jewish community, and Colorado. Contains historical photographs and interviews with people who knew some of the early key figures.
Dates: 2005

Contact Prints of the National Home for Jewish Children, between 1907-1930

Identifier: B063.04.0004.00023
Abstract Contact prints of 35 millimeter roll of film. Images are from the National Home for Jewish Children.
Dates: between 1907-1930

Founders of the Denver Sheltering Home for Jewish Children, circa 1907

Identifier: B063.03.0011.00094
Abstract Promotional note card from National Jewish Medical and Research Center showing the founders of the Denver Sheltering Home for Jewish Children. From left to right are Jennie Kantrowitz, Mollie Lifshutz, Bessie Willens, Mary Augenblich, Fannie Lorber and Sadie Francis. The Denver Sheltering Home for Jewish Children was founded in 1907 to care for children whose parents were victims of tuberculosis. It later evolved into the National Home for Asthmatic Children and eventually merged with National...
Dates: circa 1907