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Ida Hurwitz Papers

Identifier: B168


Ida Hurwitz wrote family stories and other historical articles, which were published in The Jewish Digest and the Denver Post. She was a member of the prestigious Colorado Authors League and was active in the Jewish American Women Writers. One story she wrote was "We'll Go a Little to the Baths" was about mothers and children going to the baths in Idaho Springs for the summer. Some of stories were published and some are typed copies. She also did genealogical research. Relatives included the Hilkowitz and Manischewitz family. Beryl Manischewitz was the founder of the Matzo organization in Colorado. Ida Hurwitz's father, Bernand Hurwitz, was born in Kurzniec, Poland in 1857 and died in Denver in 1941. He came to Denver in 1882 and became a citizen in 1887. He married Sarah Leibson in Salanat, Lithuania, where her family lived. Bernard Hurwitz was a scholar and skilled in many languages. He provided Rabbi William Friedman with advanced study in the sacred writings. In 1881 Bernard Hurwitz was one of the founders of Chevro Mishno for the study of the Scriptures. In 1915, Bernard Hurwitz was elected of the Mizrachi Society, part of the Colorado Council of Zionists. Collection contains Hurwitz family tree charts, articles by Ida Hurwitz, correspondence regarding genealogy, naturalization certificate for Bernard Hurwitz, news clippings and personal papers from the Hurwitz family from 1887 through 1981.


  • 1887-1986



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