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Weinstein, Sam, 1912-1998



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 10 Collections and/or Records:

B'nai B'rith 171, circa 1939

Identifier: B063.04.0004.00030

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, 1941-1945

 File — Box B412.02.0002: Series B412.02 [Barcode: U186023257333]
Identifier: B412.02.0002

The box contains Sam Weinstein's World War II army jacket and Jewish War Veterans uniform.

Dates: 1941-1945

Box 3, 1942-1956

 File — Box B412.01.0003: Series B412.01 [Barcode: B186023303419]
Identifier: B412.01.0003

Contains two Bar Mitzvah Plates created by Rowena Weinstein, V-mail letter/envelopes, and World War II clippings.

Dates: 1942-1956

Cards, Services, and VFW Materials, 1944-1950

Identifier: B412.01.0008.0004

Contains three cards from Rowena Weinstein to her husband Sam Weinstein in 1944, Passover program from the army Chaplain Nathan E Barasch (1944), booklet "Ministering to the Jews in the Armed Forces of the United States" published by the Jewish Welfare Board in 1942, two copies of Jewish War Veterans, Post No. 342, Memorial Day Services and Dedication of Flag Pole (May 30, 1949).

Dates: 1944-1950

Colorado Jewish Athletes, 1981 November 10

Identifier: B063.05.0005.00046
Abstract 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

Identifier: B412.02.0002.00002
Abstract Dress Blue Jewish War Veterans uniform that was worn by Sam Weinstein at events at the Jewish War Veterans, Post 344, Denver, Colorado. 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...
Dates: 1945

Photographs, 1937-1950

Identifier: B412.01.0008.0005
Abstract Contains three photographs of the construction of General Rose Memorial Hospital taken in 1947. Sam Weinstein is in two of the photographs. Also contains a photograph of the 1937 Pioneer Session of the Order of the Eastern Star. Rowena Mae Akers Weinstein is in the first row, 8th from the left. She was the youngest matron to be inducted into the Eastern Star. In the photograph of the Jewish Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 342, Memorial Day Service in 1940, Sam Weinstein is in the second row...
Dates: 1937-1950

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

Identifier: B063.05.0029.0005.00001

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

Identifier: B412
Abstract 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...
Dates: circa 1900-1955

World War II Army Jacket, 1943-1945

Identifier: B412.02.0002.00001
Abstract 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 in...
Dates: 1943-1945

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Archival Object 9
Collection 1
Denver (Colo.) 5
Military uniforms 4
Jewish men 3
World War, 1939-1945 3
Colorado 2