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Lowenstein, Henry, 1925-2014



Henry Lowenstein was born Ernst Heinrich Loewenstein on July 4, 1925 in Berlin, Germany to Dr. Max Moses Loewenstein and Marie [Maria] Lilli Margarete Batge Loewenstein. Henry Lowenstein died in Denver, Colorado on October 7, 2014. In 1939, an English family agreed to sponsor Henry and he was sent out of Berlin on the Kindertransport. His family remained in Germany until 1946, when the emigrated to the United States. In 1947, Henry was finally able to join his family in the United States after emigrating from England.

His Gestapo-issued ID, 1939 (Ernst Heinrich Israel Loewenstein; In 1939, the Nazi government required that Jewish men add the middle name "Israel" and use it in all official documentation)
His emigration report, 1939 (Ernst Heinrich Israel Loewenstein)
His Kindertransport travel letter, 1939 (Ernst Loewenstein)
B333.01.0001.0001.00008 Lowenstein Family Holocaust Papers (Henry Lowenstein)

Found in 77 Collections and/or Records:

A Raisin in the Sun, 1968

Identifier: B333.09.0013.0026

A exhibt label about Henry Lowenstein and his addition of African American plays to the Bonfils Theatre, beginning with "Raisin in the Sun" by Lorraine Hansberry. The lead role was played by Jonathan Parker, father of Cleo Parker Robinson's father. Performance for the AKAs, a Black sorority, was performed on April 4, the day of Martin Luther King's assasination.

Dates: 1968

Aliens Order Certificate of Registration, 1941-1947

Identifier: B333.01.0001.0001.00013

783003, Aliens Order, form designed 1920, Certificate of Registration issued at Dunstable, Beds on July 4, 1941 for Ernst Henrich Loewenstein, farm worker at Church Farm, Whipsnade, Beds. He arrived in United Kingdom on June 6, 1939. The last entry is "Repoarts leaving for U.S.A. on 12/6/47. Records amended at Dunstable."

Dates: 1941-1947

Arches with blue sky Scene Panel, circa 1970

Identifier: B333.09.0010.00003
Scope and Contents

Framed gouache watercolor painting, with pencil sketch visible underneath paint, of a scene with three arches with twisted Corinthian columns; ionic columns line the sides. The center arch is coffered. Arches and columns are painted yellow. Lower right-hand corner signed "Lowenstein." Sticker on the back of frame says "Panel 3." It is presumed to be a set design.

Dates: circa 1970

Baggage Tag, 1947 June 12

Identifier: B333.06.0001.0006.00012

Baggage tag from Henry Lowenstein's crossing on the SS Marine Falcon from Southampton to the United States. The front of the tag is printed with "United States Line" and "Tourist Class Stateroom" in blue above and below an illustration of a ship. The back of the tag has been filled out by hand with H. Loewenstein, the steamer name, sailing date, departure port, arrival port, and final destination in Pennsylvania.

Dates: 1947 June 12

Box 1: Maria Lowenstein Watercolor Paintings

 File — Box D066.0001: Series D066.01 [Barcode: U186023262891]
Identifier: D066.01.0001

This box contains (6) blue watercolor paintings done by Maria Lowenstein of dancers from various styles.

Dates: Other: Date Not Yet Determined

Box 13, 1873-2014

 File — Box B333.08.0013: Series B333.08; Series B333.09 [Barcode: U186023261366]
Identifier: B333.08.0013

This box is part of the Lowenstein Family Papers and Art. It contains information on Maria Lowenstein (Series 8), including exhibits, and Henry Lowenstein (Series 9).

Dates: 1873-2014

Box 14, 1922-2011

 File — Box B333.08.0014: Series B333.08; Series B333.09 [Barcode: U186023261510]
Identifier: B333.09.0014
Scope and Contents

Contains audio-cassettes and transcripts of oral histories by Maria Lowenstein, most done in the late 1970s. Also "Paintings by Maria Lowenstein" by Henry Lowenstein and Bob Zimmer and two books that belonged to Henry Losenstein.

Dates: 1922-2011

Civilizing the West: Early Colorado Jews in the Arts, 2011

Identifier: B230.03.0023.00010

Brief biographies of Jewish artists, musicians, composers, and conductors in Colorado. Jewish influence on arts in Colorado.

Dates: 2011

Container 11, 1967

 File — Frame B333.09.0011: Series B333.09 [Barcode: U186023261340]
Identifier: B333.09.0011

Framed set panel for "Sound of Music," which was performed at Cheesman Park. Scene is when the family is perfoming "Edelweiss" in concert near the end of the play.

Dates: 1967

Correspondence, 2007-2013

Identifier: B333.09.0013.0022
Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence between Henry Lownstein and art galleries, information on Maria Lowenstion, and a membership roster for the Colorado Jewish Child Survivors of the Holocaust.

Dates: 2007-2013