Talk:Solly Krieger

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His amateur name was Danny Auerbach because he was fighting underage in Golden Gloves and used his friend's name. I know that part from family history. He might have been hiding his fighting from his deeply religious family, but I do not know that for sure. Danny Auerbach was not his birth name. (His grandfather, my great grandfather, Louis Krug, came to America in the late 1860s or early 1870s, was renamed Louis Crook, and Louis' sons all renamed themselves Krieger, not sure why). My elder Uncle Leo Krieger apparently has one or more of Solly's 'golden gloves' given to my grandmother; but I have never seen them. And a scrapbook from the 1930s. In the 50s, when I was a little kid, my dad (Solly's first cousin) and I would see Solly from Las Vegas on fight night on early TV when he was announced at ringside.

Mark Krieger