Europe, Eastern -- Emigration and immigration
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:
Overview 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.
Overview Family came to Denver around 1900 from Eastern Europe because they knew Dr. Nelson. Father ran a store.
Dates: 1987 March 1
Overview Topics include: Why family emigrated, what family did before in Europe, life in New York, life in Denver and at Beth Israel, work life and family life, old country health remedies.
Dates: 1979 August 1
Overview George Sukin talks about life in Poland, Palestine and Billings, Montana. He was taken out of high school at 16 to enlist in the army.
Dates: 1978 June 13
Overview Topics include: Family coming from Russia to Des Moines, Iowa through Elis Island, father worked in dairy in Russia and was a peddler in US, father didn't want to serve in Russian army, lived in Chicago, work life, son had jewelry business in Denver.
Dates: 1978 August 25
Overview Israel Kreiner came over from Austria when he was 7 years old. He traveled across the country in a group with other Jewish families on a train from Philadelphia to San Francisco. Was part of a Jewish cooperative colony. Talks about his family and wife. His father had semicha.
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