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Sladek, Osi (Sladek, Oscar)



Selma Rosen married Osi Sladek whose family had escaped from the Nazis in Slovakia. He began entertaining people as a child during World War II in Hungary. Osi Sladek was born in Czechoslovakia in 1935 to a father who was a Czechoslovakian composer and first violinist of the Kassa Philharmonic. The family fled from the Nazis into the Tatra mountains before escaping through the Russian front. He learned to play accordion at the age of fourteen and later received musical education along with Hebraic and secular studies. At the age of eighteen, he became the youngest published song writer in Israel. He served in the Israeli Army from 1954 to 1957 and began a folk singing career. In 1958 he became part of the folk music revival in California. Selma Rosen and Osi Sladek met and married in California and then later settled in Denver, Colorado. The couple became the parents of four children, including film producer Daniel Sladek and historian Ron Sladek.

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Escape to the Tatras, 2022

Identifier: B292.01.0001.00001

Memoir "Escape to the Tatras: A Boy, a War, and a Life Interrupted" by Oscar Sladek with Corinne Joy Brown. The memoir is through the eyes of a nine year boy, who was separated from his parents and began a journey to find safety from the Holocaust.

Dates: 2022

Osi Sladek, 2015 April 3

Identifier: B292.01.0001.0002

The newspaper article appeared in the April 3, 2015 Passover Edition of the "Intermountain Jewish News." Daniel Sladek wrote about his father Osi Sladek who was a child Holocaust survivor and a folk singer and composer. He took part in the folk music revival beginning in 1958 when he arrived in California.

Dates: 2015 April 3

Osi Sladek Live at the Budhai, Oklahoma City, 1960, 2015

Identifier: B292.02.0001.00003

The Compact Disc is titled "Osi Sladek Live at the Budhai Oklahoma City 1960" and is a collection of original songs by Osi Sladek and traditional songs sung from around the world from his 1960 performance. There are 23 tracks on the CD which were released by Daniel Sladek in 2015.

Dates: 1960; Digitization: 2015

Rock of Dreams

Identifier: B292.02.0001.00004
Scope and Contents From the Series:

This series contains two copies of the Rosen Family Tribute featuring Clara Rosen and produced by Daniel Sladek, "Tapestry," a CD featuring Osi and Selma Sladek, and a two-set CD of Osi Sladek live at the Budhai in Oklahoma City, 1960.

Dates: 1960-2015

Rosen And Sladek Family Papers

Identifier: B292
Abstract Russian Jewish immigrants Samuel Castille and Zelda Goldberg Rosen settled on Denver's west side and raised 13 children. Their daughter Clara Rosen married Joseph Rosen and they had four children including Selma Rosen who married Osi Sladek. Joseph Rosen began selling newspapers in Denver at the age of seven, starting out as a helper for his future brothers-in-law Max and Al Rosen. Hyman Rosen was born in Denver in 1916, the third youngest of the 13 children of Samuel and Zelda Rosen. He...
Dates: 1960-2015

Rosen and Sladek Family Papers, B292, Accrual

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 2022.042
Dates: 2022

Tapestry, 2006

Identifier: B292.02.0001.00002

The Compact Disc is titled ''Tapestry'' and is a collection of original and familiar songs sung in English and Hebrew by Osi Sladek and features his wife, Selma. There are 18 tracks on the album and musicians Ben Lindemann, Yaniv Salzberg and Eric Roberts are also featured. It was released by Quincy Park Productions in Denver, Colorado in 2006. Recorded at FTM Studios in Lakewood, Colorado.

Dates: 2006