United States -- Emigration and immigration
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Max Rabinoff was a retired grocery clerk when he acted as a Santa Claus to children in the Lincoln Park housing project. He collected broken and worn toys, fixing and donating them to poor and sick children. He was born in Bobroisk Minsk Russia and emigrated from Belarus in 1908. He lived in Denver for 40 years. He was survived by his wife Jenny; four daughters, Celia, Ann, Helen, and Ethel; two sons, Abe and Leo; 14 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Topics include: Early life and memories, emigration from Jerusalem, emigration to Denver.
Topics include: Family background in Russia, father a tailor, family got sick in the epidemic in Russia and died when Barney was 14, resisted Czarist Russia and the draft so left for America, worked as tailor, life in New York, attachment to Russia clothes and ways.
Topics covered: Came to Denver from Warsaw, Poland in 1922; worked in garment factory in Poland, couldn't find job in Denver, ended up working in a Jewish restaurant- Rosen's, married a cattle dealer and farmer from Longmont; Jewish farm life; moved family to Denver; memories of WWI in Poland, desperation, starvation, no contact with their father during war who had come to US in 1913.