Oral History Interview with Sam Beck, 1976 September 17
"Sam Beck explains how his family escaped from Russia when he was very young and lived in Cotopaxi, Colorado, before settling in Denver. He discusses his life in Denver in the early 1900s, including such topics as his school days, some of his pastimes, Jewish families living in Denver, farmers in Colorado, and businesses and business owners in Denver. He mentions prejudice against Jews in Denver and also talks about the Ku Klux Klan's influence in the city. In addition, he discusses Jewish life in Salt Lake City, Utah, in the 1920s."
- 1976 September 17
- Beck, Sam, 1888-1982 (Interviewee, Person)
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Scope and Contents
From the Series: Series 1 consists of the recorded oral histories of individuals and, occasionally, groups of individuals representing Jewish organizations. Many of the interviewees are descendants of early Colorado Jewish pioneers or were Jewish newcomers to the state in the beginning of the 20th century. The interviews document Jewish history in Colorado in the 20th century.
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