Jewish Boxers From Philadelphia by Harry Boonin - Book Project

Jewish Boxers From Philadelphia by Harry Boonin - Book Project

Subject: Jewish Boxers - Philadelphia

Author Harry Boonin

My name is Hary D. Boonin. I am a local historian in Philadelphia. I have written two books about the immigrant Russian Jews who settled in the old Jewish quarter of Philadelphia (around South Street) between 1881 and the 1930s. I am presently writing a book about the boxers (1895 to 1930) that came from the Jewish quarter.

I have information on the well-known fighters (Lew Tendler, Benny Bass, Harry Blitman, Battling Levinsky, etc.). I am looking for stories, letters, diaries, photographs of the lesser known Jewish fighters, managers (such as Phil Glassman, Boo Boo Hoff), trainers (Scoodles Reinfeld) and sports writers (such as Lou Jaffe) of Philadelphia. Any personal stories or personal contacts to families of these fighters, managers, sports writers, etc., would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

E-mail Address:



Harry D. Boonin
505 Plymouth Court
Warrington, PA 18976

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