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Herskovitz, Emanuel


Emanuel Herskowitz was born in Ungar, Hungary in 1870. He worked in New York as a baker before coming to Denver in 1889. He helped organize the first Denver Baker's Union and in 1896 he started the Eastern Bakery. From 1902 to 1905, Jacob Boscowitz worked at the Eastern Bakery for Herskovits. The 1912 flood wiped out the Eastern Bakery and in 1915 Emanuel Herskovitz began working at the Star Bakery.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Civilizing the West: Early Colorado Jews in the Arts, 1865-1950, 2011

Identifier: B230.03.0023.00009
Overview Brief biographies of Jewish artists, musicians, composers, and conductors in Colorado. Jewish influence on arts in Colorado.
Dates: 2011

Star Bakery and Boscoe Family Papers

Identifier: B252
Overview Star Bakery was founded by East European immigrants Eva and Jacob Boscowitz (Boscoe) in 1907 at 2744 West Colfax Avenue, under the Colfax viaduct. The bakery was first in a 28 by 75 foot building that served as the bakery, office, and as the Boscoe home. The bakery grew to a modernized complex that filled almost the entire block. Early bakery products were distributed in a horse drawn wagon and neighborhood women kept their cholent (type of Sabbath stew) in the bakery overns for the Sabbath...
Dates: 1956-1968