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Oral History Interview with Dr. Edmund Cohen, 1982 July 22

Identifier: B098.01.0004.00097


"Dr. Edmond Cohen recounts the life of his grandfather, Samuel Cohen, of Fairplay, Colo. Sam was a Jewish immigrant who had arrived in the United States from England in 1870, originally migrating from Eastern Europe in 1867. He provides background on his family including his father, Joseph, his aunts and uncles, his brother, his wife Helen (née Grauman), and their daughter and grandchildren. He also recalls the time he spent in the service during World War II.

Edmond Cohen was born in Denver, Colo. in 1909, the grandson of Sam Cohen who had been a shopkeeper, miner, and mayor in Fairplay, Colo. Edmund Cohen attended public schools in Denver and received his medical degree from the University of Colorado. After doing post-graduate work at the University of Pennsylvania, he returned to Denver and opened his medical office in 1938. He was in the service between 1941 and 1945, serving in the Pacific theater. He served as chief of staff at Rose Hospital and taught at the University of Colorado Medical School. "


  • 1982 July 22


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1 items (1 sound tape cassette)

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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