Jewish families -- Colorado
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
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.
Dates: 1999 March 11
Overview "Philip Hornbein, Jr. talks about his father, Philip Hornbein, Sr. He describes his father's parents, immigrants from Eastern Europe in the 1870s and his siblings, as well as his father's education in Denver, Colo. He details legal cases his father handled while an attorney in Denver, including his efforts against the Ku Klux Klan. His father was born in New York City and attended the University of Denver, School of Law, graduating in 1902. Philip Hornbein, Jr. describes his father's role in...
Dates: 1981 May 9
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