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Kiesler and Rifkin Families Papers

 Collection
Identifier: B190
Overview East European Jewish immigrant, Adolph Kiesler, became a noted Colorado philanthropist. Born in Rumania in 1880, Kiesler settled in Denver's West Colfax Jewish neighborhood at the turn of the century, when he began as a peddler. He later recalled "I worked for fifteen cents a day at odd jobs, and then I got a job carring eoal for seventy-five cents a ton." Like so many immigrants, he scrimped and saved and after fifteen years and a variety of jobs, he had saved enough money to launch the...
Dates: 1930-1990

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  • Subject: Philanthropists X
  • Names: Rifkin, Joan (Raisie), 1915-1983 X