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Overview Benjamin M. Blumberg (1911-1978) was in the newspaper business and was a reporter or editor for a number of Colorado newspapers, many of which focused on Colorado's Jewish community. Blumberg held leadership positions with many Jewish community organizations, including Allied Jewish Community Council, B'nai B'rith Lodge #171 in Denver, and the Jewish Youth Council in Denver. He was the first administrator of General Rose Hospital in Denver, and he was also employed with Massachusetts Mutual...
Overview 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...
Overview General Rose Memorial Hospital was founded in 1945. The hospital was named for General Maurice Rose, a Denver native, who had been killed in action the same year. General Rose was the highest ranking American officer killed in action in Europe and also the highest ranking Jewish officer in the Army. The hospital was intended to “serve the need of every creed.”The records highlight fundraising related to the hospital foundation through photographs, programs and other event...