Immigrants -- Colorado -- Denver
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 22 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Bessie (Mrs. William) Katchen recounts her life in a Russian village and her emigration to America, alone at the age of 14. She settled in Boston, Mass. and worked in poor conditions in a shoe factory. She talks about coming to Denver, Colo. and her life in early Denver. She also discusses the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society where her uncle was a patient. She married William Katchen and after World War I became a citizen so she could bring her mother to the United States. She also talks...
Dates: 1978 July 15
Overview "Dr. Alfred Neumann recounts his experience as a Vienna refugee and his migration to New York in 1938, where he received graduate training in social work. He discusses his marriage, family life, and positions in social work--most notably his directorship of the Jewish Family and Children's Service of Denver (JFCS) from 1948 to 1976. In this interview Dr. Neumann gives details about the founding of this agency, the various services it provided, and the ways in which Jewish European immigrants...
Dates: 1976 October 6
Overview Interview covers Henry (aka Ruby) Rubenstein's arrival in Denver from Russia by himself at the age of 14. He was also a patient at JCRS and later an employee. He talks about his memories of Dr. Charles Spivak, patients, living and working at JCRS and JCRS events.
Dates: 1979 April 2
Overview "Max Grimes recounts life in Denver, Colorado, during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He discusses the immigration of his ancestors from Russia and Poland to Denver and his father's various attempts to make a living in Denver and Salt Lake City, Utah. Grimes details his boyhood, pastimes, and education in Denver while also discussing numerous Jewish families and businesses in the city in the early 20th century. He recounts his first and second marriages, his brief time studying at...
Dates: 1976 September 20
Overview Topics covered: Early life in Russia, immigration, life in New York, love of learning English.
Dates: 1978 September 23
Overview Interview discusses life on Denver's West side, training new immigrants for American citizenship. Also discusses stories of Russian and Nazi persecution in Europe.
Dates: 1978 June 1
Overview "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...
Dates: 1976 September 17
Overview Topics Covered: Family background and immigrating, growing up in Denver with 8 other siblings, Jewish community, working at the Jewish Community Center, nature of the Center’s work; mentions Isadore Rude, Bloomfield, Guldman, Pisko and many others; camp, loved working at the Center.
Dates: 1979 July 19
Overview "Tillye Levy, née Shulman, recounts her early childhood growing up in Central City, Colo. and later years in Denver, Colo. She describes her introduction to and continuing involvement in various Jewish charitable organizations in the Denver area.Born in Denver, Colo. in 1895, Mrs. (Sam) Levy grew up in Central City, Colo. where her father, Robert Shulman owned a clothing store and also the George Washington Mine. When she was a child, the family moved to Denver, Colo. after the mine...
Dates: 1976 October 7
Overview File contains newspaper clippings from 1943-1986 about Jewish Denver groups and organizations, including synagogues, non-profits, schools, and community groups.