Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Variant terms: Anti-Jewish attitudes; Anti-semitism.
Found in 26 Collections and/or Records:
Overview The Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith, Mountain States Regional Office began in 1913 as a volunteer committee led by Simon Heller. The purpose of the organization was to fight prejudice and intolerance and to preserve the Jewish democratic heritage. The formal organization was established in 1941 as the tri-state office with Harold Saks as the first director. The Mountain States Regional Office in Denver worked toward the elimination of discrimination in employment, housing,...
File — Box B159.01.0002: Series B159.01; Series B159.02; Series B159.04 [U186022109757]
Overview Discusses family origins in Poland on a little farm 7 miles from Russia, father taught Hebrew, moving with her mother and sisters out of their family farm when the war broke out to refugee camps, life in the refugee camps. Step-brother worked to bring family to America. Discusses family in Denver and US and goes through family tree. Ends singing song in Yiddish.
Overview Four members of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) share their memories of ADL activities. They describe the founding of the ADL Mountain States office in 1941 and the leadership of this office. They also discuss antisemitism in Denver around World War II, Jewish life on the west side of Denver, and Jewish involvement in Colorado politics.
Overview Discusses father coming from Carlsbad, Czech Republic (now), originally came to Massachusetts but wanted to come further west to mine and ended up in Denver in 1892 selling matches. Arthur born in Denver in 1904, talks about his mother’s family as well (parents met at his aunt’s Kosher restaurant), growing up in the Jewish Community, life during WWI, flu epidemic of 1918, antisemitism, life and business in Brush, CO.
Overview Charles Schwartz is a Holocaust survivor born in Poland. The oral history covers his pre-war and war-time experiences especially when he was interned at Auschwitz. He immigrated to Boulder, CO in 1949 and moved to Denver 10 years later.
Overview Topics covered: Father died when he was six; served in WWI for the Russian Army on the front line; 1920 Russian civil war starts, white army killed Jews; leaves for US paying many bribes to get out; comes through Elis Island, goes to Baltimore where uncle was and later to DC; gets TB and comes to Denver for treatment with wife and 18 mo. old child, in Denver diagnosed as asthmatic; worked in produce sales, talks about JCRS jobs; lost only son in World War II; feelings on Jewish community; early...
Overview Interview covers life experiences in Poland in the early 1930s, increasing antisemitism. Escaped to Cuba in 1936 and then came to America. Joined the US Army, experience of the war from the army perspective. Reuniting with his sister, only surviving member of his family. Experience in postwar America and attitudes toward America, family and Jewish organizations.
Overview Henry Goldsmith discusses work with partisans, life during the war. getting cought by the Gestapo multiple times and escaping.