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Toltz Family WWII Ration Books

Identifier: B262


The Office of Price Administration warned Americans of potential gasoline, steel, aluminum, and electricity shortages in the summer of 1941. It believed that with factories converting to military production and consuming many critical supplies, rationing would become necessary if the country entered the war. It established a rationing system after the attack on Pearl Harbor. George (Gedalia) Toltz, Minnie (Munya) Toltz had three children, Ida Toltz Radetsky, Israel Toltz, and Rose Toltz Mizel. The family immigrated to the United States from Poland. They settled first in Montrose and moved to Denver in 1913. The family became active members of the west-side East European Jewish community in Denver. Israel married Frieda Rodetsky, who was born 6 May 1906 and died in Denver, Colorado in November 1978. The couple had two children, Warren and Roberta. Collection contains a WWII ration book with rations for WWII rations for Israel and Frieda Radetsky, and Roberta Toltz at 1581 Perry St., and Marvin Radetsky at 2793 West Colfax.


  • 1943


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0.25 Linear Feet (1 half letter document box)

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