World War, 1939-1945
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Use for: European War, 1939-1945 ; Second World War, 1939-1945 ; World War 2, 1939-1945 ; World War II, 1939-1945 ; World War Two, 1939-1945 ; WW II (World War, 1939-1945) ; WWII (World War, 1939-1945)
Found in 21 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Alfred A. Fahlstedt (12/30/1915 - 6/6/1987) was born in Marquette, Michigan. He served in the United States Air Force for 26 years and retired at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in 1967. During World War II, Alfred "Bud" served in the European Theater. The collection consists of his escape maps and some personal papers.
Dates: 1939 - 1987
Overview Born in Denver, Allen Dupont Breck graduated from the University of Denver in 1936 and served in World War II. He was a professor of history at DU from 1946 to 1996, during which time he was chair of the history department and wrote the official history of the university. He helped found the Rocky Mountain Medieval Renaissance, Western History, and Western Social Science associations. The Allen duPont Breck Papers contain material he collected in writing his history of the University of Denver.
Overview Benjamin Hoffman was killed in 1943 in the U.S. Navy. His brother Harry received permission to erect a headstone in Golden Hill Cemetery in 1949. Collection contains one framed gold star certificate related to Ben Hoffman from 1945.
Dates: 1945 June 8
Overview Davis Willett Moore was born in in Atlanta, Georgia in 1911 and died in Denver in 1997. Moore attended the University of Colorado and graduated from Yale University in 1932. Moore worked for First National Bank of Denver and retired in 1968 as executive senior vice president and during World War II he served as lieutenant commander in the U.S. Naval Reserve in Washington D.C. Moore was a philanthropist who gave gifts to the Denver Art Museum, and was involved in the Denver Public Library...
Dates: 1940-1999; Majority of material found within 1950-1991
Overview The collection consists of 99 scrapbooks covering war-related issues spanning August 1939 to September 1947. The scrapbooks contain clippings, political cartoons, and editorials from Denver, Colorado area newspapers. The scrapbooks cover the period from the beginning of hostilities in Europe, sparked by the September 1, 1939 invasion of Poland by the Germans. The United States' entry into the war following the Pearl Harbor attack of December 7, 1941, is covered in scrapbook 32. The...
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 Harry Pells was Jewish businessman in Denver, CO. He owned and operated an insurance agency and was an active marine. Harry Pells enlisted in the Army in both WWI and WWII. He was later involved in veterans’ organizations, such as the Jewish War Veterans and the American Legion where he organized a toy drive that sent over 50,000 toys to Europe. Collection contains personal papers, news clippings, pamphlets and, a newsletter related to Harry Pells from 1918 through 1986.
Dates: Other: 1918-1986
Overview Lillian Fogel Rubin was born in Denver, Colorado on August 17, 1922 to parents who came from Maczyv, Poland through Ellis Island in 1904. Her parents and aunts and uncles were Orthodox Jews. Lillian Fogel's mother belonged to the Sisterhood at the Hebrew Educational Alliance and the Auxiliaries of JCRS and Beth Israel Hospital. Lillian Fogel lived on the West Side of Denver until she married Herman Rubin in 1947 and they moved to Ogden, Utah. Lillian Rubin died in Ogden, Utah on March 24, 1997....
Dates: Other: 1930-1948
Overview Collection contains family documents and material objects related to the Loeb Family. Many of these items relate directly to the Holocaust and WWII. Important items include German passports and IDs, documents relating firsthand accounts of WWII and the Holocaust, photographs from before, during, and after the war, including photographs of Ernest Loeb as a US soldier in Germany, Ernest Loeb's Bronze Star Medal, scrapbooks, early German school report cards, and Jewish books of scripture.
Overview Ernst Heinrich Loewenstein [Henry Lowenstein] was born in Berlin, Germany in 1925 to a Jewish father and a non-Jewish mother. To escape Nazi brutality, he was sent on the Kindertransport to England in 1939. His parents, Dr. Max and Maria Loewenstein, and his half-sister, Karin Steinberg, remained in Berlin during World War II. Shortly after the war the family emigrated to the United States to avoid persecution. Materials in this collection include legal documents and correspondence,...
Dates: 1848-2014; Majority of material found within 1939-1948