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Bugsy Siegel’s daughter buried in Las Vegas cemetery

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Bugsy Siegel’s daughter buried in Las Vegas cemetery

By Mike Shoro Las Vegas Review-Journal, November 22, 2017 - 8:51 pm 

Updated November 24, 2017 - 11:03 am 

Millicent Rosen, who died on Nov. 17, 2017, at age 86, was Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel's eldest daughter. (

Proud of her roots, Millicent Rosen spent her entire life defending the family name: Siegel.

Millicent Rosen, born Jan. 14, 1931, in New York City to Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel and Esta Siegel (nee Krakower), died Nov. 17 in Las Vegas. She was 86.

Her father, a Jewish mobster some have credited with helping to build modern Las Vegas, was shot to death in Beverly Hills, California, on June 20, 1947. He was connected to fellow mobsters Meyer Lansky, Charles “Lucky” Luciano and the crime syndicate “Murder Inc.”

“She was just a very unique lady that had an even more unique history,” her daughter, Wendy Rosen, told the Las Vegas Review-Journal on Friday. “She was determined through her work with the Mob Museum to let the world know that Benjamin Siegel was a good man with a great vision.”

On Tuesday, Millicent Rosen was buried at Woodlawn Cemetery — a decision her two daughters, Wendy and Cindy Rosen, said was difficult to make...


Bugsy Siegel’s daughter gets Las Vegas Jewish burial

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Bugsy Siegel's Daughter Gets Las Vegas Jewish Burial

Millicent Rosen spent her final years talking about the personal side of her father, the notorious Jewish mob boss

By David Sedley The Times of Israel, November 22, 2017 - 9:52 pm

Millicent Rosen, who passed away on November 17 at the age of 86, was mobster Benjamin (Bugsy) Siegel's eldest daughter. (Courtesy 

The daughter of one of the most notorious Jewish American mobsters, who was the visionary responsible for creating modern Las Vegas, passed away Friday and was buried in the city her father built.

Millicent Rosen was the eldest daughter of Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel, and had spent the past years setting the record straight about the personal, intimate side of her father, who had headed notorious, Bugs and Meyer Mob, a precursor to Murder Inc. 

She was buried in the city her father created, after Rabbi Mendy Harlig, director of Chabad of Green Valley in Henderson, Nevada, persuaded the family that as a Jew she should not be cremated and sent back to the family mausoleum in New York, and he personally raised the funds for a Jewish funeral.

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Bugsy Siegel’s Daughter Gets a Jewish Burial in Las Vegas


Bugsy Siegel’s Daughter Gets a Jewish Burial in Las Vegas

 By Dovid Margolin   |   November 22, 2017 10:41 AM 

Rabbi Mendy Harlig with Cindy Rosen, center, and Wendy Rosen. granddaughters of Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel, the charming and notorious Jewish mob figure widely recognized as the visionary behind modern Las Vegas.

The rabbi thought nothing of the Flamingo Hotel as he passed it on his way to a Las Vegas area hospice. Despite the glitz and glimmer that draws people to the desert city—and the grimy edge that sometimes keeps them there for good—Las Vegas is a big place, home to real people with real (and regular) lives, and Rabbi Mendy Harlig was on his way last week to do what rabbis often do: meet with a Jewish woman breathing her last...


50 Stories That Left Their Mark on Jewish Communities Worldwide


50 Stories That Left Their Mark on Jewish Communities Worldwide

November 15, 2017 5:15 PM

Chabad-Lubavitch Rabbi Naftoli Schmukler, left, of Corpus Christi, Texas, embraces and comforts Ed Flower, a business owner whose store was destroyed in Port Aransas, Texas, on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017. (Photo: Verónica G. Cárdenas/

Every year seems to be an increasingly busy one for the nearly 5,000 Chabad-Lubavitch emissary families who serve Jewish communities around the world—from remote towns and college campuses to major metropolitan areas. Their work is to ignite the spark of G‑dliness within every Jew, bringing people of every age and background closer to their Jewish heritage, traditions, study and practice.

This week, thousands of rabbis will travel from every part of the globe to attend the annual International Conference for Chabad-Lubavitch Emissaries (Kinus Hashluchim) in New York, which takes place from Nov. 15-20. They will learn, pray and meet with one another to discuss progress and challenges, and to converse about Jewish holidays, events, programs, classes and study opportunities they are developing for their respective communities.

They will also take a look back at the accomplishments and challenges of the past year. Here is just a smattering of highlights of their work reported by since last November...


Courage Amid Chaos - 8 Portraits - Las Vegas Shooting.


Courage Amid Chaos - 8 Portraits - Las Vegas Shooting

Posted by Anthony Mair of AMair Photo

"In the violence and terror of the Route 91 concert shooting, these Las Vegans saved lives, gave comfort and defined the spirit of selfless service"

8 portraits of mine taken for Desert Companion magazine. Without a doubt the most difficult task of my career so far.

What could I possibly say to these people who were going through so much and will be for some time. I left each portrait with a different feeling for everyone. Empathy, a feeling of courage, resilience and an overall pride for my city. They're all heroes and it was an experience I'll never forget meeting them, taking their portraits and hearing their stories.

Of course my pictures are half of the story, go to Desert Companions site at; ...017-10/courage-amid-chaos

or pick up a copy locally in Las Vegas.


Courage Amid Chaos


Courage Amid Chaos

"Just our presence is comforting for them" 

Nov 01, 2017 by Heidi KyserKristy TottenAndrew KiralyCarrie Kaufman, Chantal Corcoran and Portraits by Anthony Mair


Mendy Harlig — or “Rabbi Mendy” as the members of Chabad of Green Valley call him — was in the midst of his first good night’s sleep in months, he says, when the call came from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department... 


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