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Oral History Interview with Wolfe Karsh, 1977 March 1

 Item
Identifier: B098.01.0001.00008

Overview

Wolfe Karsh discusses his family's emigration from Poland to Denver, Colorado when he was three years old. He describes Jewish life in Denver in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including the Jewish religious community in the early 20th century. He talks about Shul Baer Milstein and the Hebrew Educational Alliance. He also discusses his interest in singing, his various jobs in Denver, his experience in the U.S. Navy, and his experience as a farmer and cattle rancher.

Dates

  • 1977 March 1

Language of Materials

From the Collection: Items are predominantly in English, but recordings feature some Yiddish and Hebrew.

Rights and Usage Statement

Copyright restrictions may apply. User is responsible for all copyright compliance.

Extent

2 items (2 sound tape cassettes) : Fair condition. ; 1 hour, 45 minutes

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.

Provenance

Conducted by Belle Marcus, the Director of Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society.

Related Materials

Copies of the oral history interview are in aif, mp3, and Redbook Audio formats. They are labeled udpl-baoh-genl-ma-008-karsh-19770301-t1a and t1b and are in Box 17.

General

Digitized other analog. Title supplied by cataloger. Interview conducted at 1301 Utica Street, Denver, Colorado. Participants: Wolfe Karsh ; Belle Marcus.

Source

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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