Remembering G. Fox & Co.

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The Fox Family

Beginning with the arrival of Gerson Fox from Germany, the Fox family was a prominent part of Hartford’s Jewish community for more than three generations. In addition to running one of the most successful department stores in the country for more than a century, the Foxes were deeply committed to the Hartford community and were generous philanthropists. Beatrice Fox Auerbach, the best known member of the Fox family, was particularly involved in the community, and her legacy of philanthropy continues to benefit the people of Hartford to this day.