Jewish men -- Colorado -- Denver
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Collection contains scrapbooks, programs, newspaper clippings, plaques, a U.S. Bureau of Customs flag, awards, scrolls and posters related to John E. Streltzer. Humanitarian John E. Streltzer was born in Denver on June 2, 1901, the son of Ben and Rebecca Streltzer in Denver's West Side. He met Sarah Safran in 1923 at a club he had helped organize on the West Side. John and Sarah Streltzer established a wholesale office supply business and he served nearly three terms as a member of...
Overview Topics covered: Father died when he was six; served in WWI for the Russian Army on the front line; 1920 Russian civil war starts, white army killed Jews; leaves for US paying many bribes to get out; comes through Elis Island, goes to Baltimore where uncle was and later to DC; gets TB and comes to Denver for treatment with wife and 18 mo. old child, in Denver diagnosed as asthmatic; worked in produce sales, talks about JCRS jobs; lost only son in World War II; feelings on Jewish community; early...