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Rose, Maurice, 1899-1945



Maurice Rose was born in 1899 in Middletown, CT to Orthodox Jewish parents Rabbi Samuel and Katy Rose. The family moved to Denver, CO in 1902 when Maurice was three. After graduation from highschool, Maurice Rose enlisted in the United States army when he was 15 and fought under General Pershing. At the beginning of World War I he was a second lieutenant and by the end of the that war he was a captain. After World War I, Maurice Rose briefly worked as a salesman, but then re-enlisted. He stayed in the army and attended various military schools. After fighting in North Africa and Sicily, Rose was sent to command forces during the D-Day Normandy invasion as a Brigadier General. In August of 1944, Rose was promoted to the rank of Major General and was given command of the 3rd Armored Division. The 3rd Armored Division captured Rotgen, the first German city to fall to the Allies. During the Battle of the Bulge, the 3rd Amored Division's tanks battled the advancing German Panzers. After capturing Cologne in early March of 1945, the division drove more than 90 miles into German territory on March 29, 1945. However, the next day, March 30, General Rose was killed in action. Prominent Jewish businessmen who were planning to build a new Jewish hospital, decided to name the hospital General Rose Memorial Hospital. The major fundraiser for the hospital was Max Goldberg who was a long-time editor of the Intermountain Jewish News. General Eisenhower laid the cornerstone of the hospital on August 31, 1948.

Found in 29 Collections and/or Records:

Audiovisual, April 25, 2023

Identifier: B366.03

Series contains audiovisual materials related to General Rose.

Dates: April 25, 2023

Box 1, 1970-2019

 File — Box B366.0001: Series B366.01 [Barcode: U186023253127]
Identifier: B366.01.0001
Scope and Contents

Box contains photocopies of newspaper articles pertaining to General Maurice Rose from the Intermountain Jewish News; (1) copy of the Colorado History News from April 1995; (1) copy of the "The First Twenty-Five Years of the General Rose Memorial Hospital 1945-1970" and (1) copy of "Major General Maurice Rose: The Most Decorated Battletank Commander in U.S. Military History." Also contains newspaper from April 3, 1945 announcing General Rose's Death.

Dates: 1970-2019

Box 2, 1945-2019

 File — Box B366.02.0002: Series B366.02 [Barcode: U186023258274]
Identifier: B366.02.0002
Abstract Contains a print of oil painting of General Rose by Misha Podryski that was painted in 1949. The print is on a painter's canvas attached to a wood frame. The original painting was placed in the lobby of General Rose Memorial Hospital. Sometime in the 1970s it was removed and placed in storage. Sometime after 1995, the painting was displayed in the office of the Rose Community Foundation. In 2019, the painting was rededicated and placed in the lobby of Rose Medical Center in honor of Rose...
Dates: 1945-2019

Box 3, 1915-2020

 File — Box B366.01.0003: Series B366.01 [Barcode: U186023258313]
Identifier: B366.01.0003

Contains 8 folders of research materials, souvenir marble paperweight from Rose Hospital 70th anniversary and a final draft of "Major General Maurice Rose: The Most Decorated Battletank Commander in U.S. Military History."

Dates: 1915-2020

Box 5, 1930-1945

 File — Box B366.02.0005: Series B366.02 [Barcode: U186023257406]
Identifier: B366.02.0005

The box contains a scrapbook with photographs of Maurice and Virginia Rose and their son Roderick. There are also photographs of Samuel, Katy and Arnold Rose. The scrapbook has cream-colored covers and is 15x12.5x2 inches.

Dates: 1930-1945

Box 6, 1945-2013

 File — Box B233.0006: Series B233.04 [Barcode: U186023258834]
Identifier: B233.04.0006
Abstract (1) Scrapbook compiled by Robert Gamzey, editor of the Jewish News, in 1945 with news clippings from local and national papers all pertaining to the death of General Maurice Rose and one photograph of Rose. Also in the scrapbook is a 1958 study of local Jewish hospitals and a copy of the donation letter from Neil Goldblatt in 2013 donating his grandfather’s scrapbook to Rose Hospital and one photograph of Rose. (1) Scrapbook containing news clippings from local and national papers all...
Dates: 1945-2013

Box 7, 1945-1946

 File — Box B366.02.0007: Series B366.02 [Barcode: U186023257422]
Identifier: B366.02.0007

The scrapbook was created by the General Rose Memorial Association. The scrapbook contains correspondence, fund raising material and construction photographs of the General Rose Memorial Hospital.

Dates: 1945-1946

Box 18, 2019

 File — Box B199.04.0018: Series B199.04 [Barcode: U186023293478]
Identifier: B199.04.0018

Contains unbound book "General Maurice Rose" by Marshall Fogel and research notes by Fogel on East Denver Jews.

Dates: 2019

Christening of Major General Rose Airplane., circa 1950

Identifier: B207.02.0004.0005

Photographs of Katy Rose christening the Gerneral Major Rose airplane, including photographs of her with a christening bottle.

Dates: circa 1950

Clippings, Books, Research Materials, and Correspondence, 1945-2019

Identifier: B366.01
Scope and Contents From the Collection:

Collection contains a copy of the Colorado History News from April 1995; a copy of the book "The First Twenty-Five Years of the General Rose Memorial Hospital 1945-1970"; a copy of the book "Major General Maurice Rose: The Most Decorated Battletank Commander in U.S. Military History." It also contains a print of recently restored painting of General Maurice Rose, news clippings, photographs, scrapbooks, correspondence, and research materials.

Dates: 1945-2019