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Philip Brown, 1919-1963

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Identifier: B111.01.0001.0018

Overview

Phillip P. Brown (1912-1994) was a Jewish activist and writer in Denver. He was part of the Motor Transport Corps of the U.S. Army, and was promoted to Seargent First Class in 1919. He married Juliette Lang on December 18, 1921, and they had two children, Jerome and Cecile. He fought in World War II from 1941-1945. Brown wrote a number of pamphlets and essays about Judaism, including: "Judaism and Christianity: Fundamental Differences," and "Why Jews & Judaism Could not and Should not 'Accept' Jesus." In 1988, Brown protested Pope John Paul II's visit to Denver following the Pope's anti-Semitic remarks about the Holocaust. Brown was deeply supportive of the Israeli state, as illustrated by his personal correspondences and numerous purchases of Israel bonds.

Dates

  • 1919-1963

Extent

From the File: 1 items : legal document box

Scope and Contents

Israel bonds certificates (1954, 1963), wedding invitation, army papers, correspondence, copies of photographs, family history, various certificates, stories and memoirs by Brown, a pamphlet by Brown titled "Judaism and Christianity: Fundamental Differences" (all content donated to the Beck archives by Mrs. Juliette Brown).

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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