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General Maurice Rose Collection

 Collection
Identifier: B366
Maurice Rose was born in 1899 in Middletown, CT to Orthodox Jewish parents. The family moved to Denver, CO 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. 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. 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 in 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. Newspaper articles collected by Marshall Fogel on General Maurice Rose and the naming of Rose Hospital. Marshall Fogel is researching General Rose and whether he was Jewish or Christian when he died.

This collection includes newsclippings on General Rose, and (2) books, one about Rose Hospital, and one about General Rose.

Dates

  • 1945-1970

Creator

Extent

1 Linear Feet (Copies of newspaper articles and (2) books about General Maurice Rose and General Rose Hospital.) : Flat box ; 18 x 12 x 3 inches

Scope and Contents

Collection 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 book "The First Twenty-Five Years of the General Rose Memorial Hospital 1945-1970"; (1) copy of the book "Major General Maurice Rose: The Most Decorated Battletank Commander in U.S. Military History".

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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