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.
CitationHis 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)
CitationHis emigration report, 1939 (Ernst Heinrich Israel Loewenstein)
CitationHis Kindertransport travel letter, 1939 (Ernst Loewenstein)
CitationB333.01.0001.0001.00008 Lowenstein Family Holocaust Papers (Henry Lowenstein)
Found in 75 Collections and/or Records:
Overview 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.
Overview 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."
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
Overview 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
File — Box: D066.0001
File — Box: B333.08.0013
Overview 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).
File — Box: B333.08.0014
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.
Overview Brief biographies of Jewish artists, musicians, composers, and conductors in Colorado. Jewish influence on arts in Colorado.
File — Frame: B333.09.0011
Overview 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.
Overview Contains correspondence, envelopes, picture postcards and notes. Most of the correspondence is in German, but the picture postcards are in English and have photos, circa 1900, but cards were mailed in January-March of 1960 from Williamsport, Pennsylvania to Maria in Denver. There is no signature from the sender on the postcards. One letter in English written to the Lowenstein family in Berlin from a Rita (?) in Birmingham, England.