Jewish families -- Colorado
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
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...
Overview Interview covers Raisie's father, Adolf Keisler, her life in Denver, life in New York City, her marriage to Max Rifkin and her children in Denver.
Dates: 1982 October 6