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Weinstein, Sam, 1912-1998

 Person

Samuel Weinstein was born on the west side of Denver, Colorado in 1912. He attended the University Of Denver (DU) as an undergraduate and graduated from the law school in 1932. He was an attorney in Denver for many years. He married Rowena Mae Akers in 1935. Sam Weinstein served in the army infantry in the European theater from 1943 to 1945. In 1945, Sam Weinstein was a charter member and a commander of the Jewish War Veterans of the United States, Post 344 (Denver, Colorado). In 1947, Sam became a member of the “Lavender Hill Mob,” which illegally sent ammunition and guns to Palestine before Israel was recognized.

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

B'nai B'rith 171, circa 1939

 Item
Identifier: B063.04.0004.00030
Overview Left to right: Mr. Rolnick, Dave Stein, Hy Coggan, Joe Cohen, Hy Goodstein, unidentified, and Sam Weinstein members of B'nai B'rith Lodge 171 stand in a row in a hallway with their hands stacked.
Dates: circa 1939

Box 2, 1941-1946

 File — Box: B412.02.0002
Identifier: B412.02.0002
Overview The box contains Sam Weinstein's World War II army jacket and Jewish War Veterans uniform.
Dates: 1941-1946

Colorado Jewish Athletes, 1981 November 10

 Item
Identifier: B063.05.0005.00046
Overview Jewish Colorado athletes pose together at the 5th Annual Meeting of the Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society held in the Phipps Tennis House, University of Denver. The athletes were honored at the meeting. Front row left to right Gus Levin, Louis Bloom, Irwin Hoffman, Larry Loeb, Jack Shapiro, David Weinstein, Sam Weinstein, and Harvey Salz. Center row left to right Aaron Lutz, Morey Sharp, Blanche Lang, Joe Coffee, Willie Winograd, Louis Siegel, and Max Cohan. Rear row left to right...
Dates: 1981 November 10

Jewish War Veterans Uniform, 1945

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Identifier: B412.02.0002.00002
Overview Dress Blue Jewish War Veterans uniform that was worn by Sam Weinstein at the Jewish War Veterans, Post 344, Denver, Colorado events. Sam Weinstein was one of the founders of the JWV Post 344. The jacket shows JWV isignias on both sides of the collar. On both lapels are JWV buttons and a JWV shoulder patch on the left sleeve. The medals and bars include a medal with a star of David, the WWII Victory medal and the Army Good Conduct medal. Three buttons on the jacket are missing. The trousers of...
Dates: 1945

University of Denver, School of Law 1932 Class, 1931 October 4

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Identifier: B063.05.0029.0005.00001
Overview The University of Denver 1932 law school class members line up in front of the columns in Civic City Park in Denver, Colorado. The students include Harold Spitzer, Henry Klein, Litman, Ed Sherman, George Fisher, Freda Karsh, Marcia Hertzmark, Rowena Weinstein, Harold Potashnick, Joseph Mosko, Sam Keller, Gordon Slatkin, Sam Berman, and Sam Weinstein.
Dates: 1931 October 4

Weinstein Family Papers and Material Culture

 Collection
Identifier: B412
Overview Sam Weinstein was born on the west side of Denver, Colorado in 1912. He attended the University Of Denver (DU) as an undergraduate and graduated from the law school in 1932. He was an attorney in Denver for many years. Rowena Mae Akers was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1911 and her family moved to Denver in the 1920s. Rowena Mae Akers Weinstein earned a degree in social work from DU and worked for the City and County of Denver. Sam Weinstein and Rowena Mae Akers were married in 1935. Sam Weinstein...
Dates: 1930-1946

World War II Army Jacket, 1943-1945

 Item
Identifier: B412.02.0002.00001
Overview Army kahaki jacket worn by Sam Weinstein, who served during World War II in the European theater, primarily in Belgium. He contracted trench foot and spent much of his time in army hospitals. The jacket shows an overseas service bar on the left sleeve, the infantry branch isignia on the left lapel, and the honorable service button above the right pocket. Sam Weinstein was born in Denver, Colorado, in 1912. He graduated from the University of Denver College of Law in 1932 and practiced law....
Dates: 1943-1945