Rosen was born in 1915 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. His father, Zalman George Rosen, was born in Rumania. His mother, Anna Wesserman Rosen, was also born in Rumania, close to Bucharest. They married in the 1890's in Rumania. They moved from Rumania to England, and then to Canada to his mother's relatives. Mr. Rosen remembers life in Canadian Jewish neighborhood; Orthodox family; being drafted to Fort Knox, in World War II. He discusses the Young Men's Hebrew Association during war. In 1942, he married Louisville native Selma Rosen. Her grandparents came from Germany and Lithuania and married in Louisville. He discusses beginning joint Brotherhood Meetings.
Jews--Kentucky--Louisville, Immigrants, World War, 1939-1945, Young Men's Hebrew Association (Louisville, Ky.)