Hirschfeld, A. B. (Abraham Bernard), 1888-1957
Founder of Hirschfeld Press. President of B'nai B'rith, Lodge 171, Denver, Colorado in 1930.
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Abstract This film examines the pivotal role early Colorado Jewish citizens played in the state's political life. Despite their distinction as a religious minority, pioneer Jews in communities throughout Colorado were viewed as a positive and stablitizing influence who upheld morality and order in the new settlements. Virtually every town in Colorado had a Jewish mayor by the turn of the nineteenth century, including Denver, Central City, and Fairplay. Includes brief biographies of Jewish men and women...