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Jewish families -- Colorado

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Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 176 Collections and/or Records:

Oral History Interview with Dr. Edmund Cohen, 1982 July 22

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Identifier: B098.01.0004.00097
Overview "Dr. Edmond Cohen recounts the life of his grandfather, Samuel Cohen, of Fairplay, Colo. Sam was a Jewish immigrant who had arrived in the United States from England in 1870, originally migrating from Eastern Europe in 1867. He provides background on his family including his father, Joseph, his aunts and uncles, his brother, his wife Helen (née Grauman), and their daughter and grandchildren. He also recalls the time he spent in the service during World War II. Edmond Cohen was born...
Dates: 1982 July 22

Oral History Interview with Duddie Fox, 1979 November 15

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Identifier: B098.02.0007.00007
Overview Topics covered: Fox's involvement with Federation and it's beginnings, Sylvia Tucker, women in Federation, educating others about Zionism, memories of her husband, family and Sylvia Tucker, discussion on minutes.
Dates: 1979 November 15

Oral History Interview with Edna Zivin, 1982 December 16

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Identifier: B098.01.0005.00104
Overview Begins talking about how father came to Philadelphia from Russia, then to Denver in 1901 and worked as a tailor. Mother came as a governess from Poland. Father a unionist and mother a suffragette. Yiddish speaking home, went to East high, talks about work life, marriage, children and financial hardships.
Dates: 1982 December 16

Oral History Interview with Eleanor Judd, 1984 February 21

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Identifier: B098.01.0005.00123
Overview Topics include her parents (Winograd) immigration to America through Elis Island, dad ran a junkyard, growing up Jewish in Greeley, Colorado, the Klu Klux Klan in Greeley, Eleanor’s trip to Europe in the 1930s.
Dates: 1984 February 21

Oral History Interview with Emmett Heitler, 1978 October 23

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Identifier: B098.12.0010.00001
Overview Topics covered include family history in Denver (6 generations at time of interview), mechanical engineer but when no work during depression worked as a hosiery salesmen with Jack Levy; married Dorothy Schwayder (daughter of Jesse Schwayder, founder of Samsonite). Time on NJH board and joining the Community Chest, move from Tuberculosis focus to asthma, medicine, merging and expanding facilities.
Dates: 1978 October 23

Oral History Interview with Ethel and Max Barash, 1983 April 11

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Identifier: B098.01.0005.00106
Overview Early Jewish life in Greeley, Colorado from 1920s-1940s. Only a dozen Jewish families in Greeley and Ethel's parents were Orthodox. Second part of interview includes Max Barash. Talks about establishing Jewish Day school on West Colfax. Max’s family ran a seltzer business by Star Bakery.
Dates: 1983 April 11

Oral History Interview with Eugene Farkas, 1978 May 3

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Identifier: B098.01.0002.00032
Overview Interview discusses life in Hungary, immigration to Argentina, life in Argentina, immigration to the United States and life in New York and Denver. Contracted tuberculosis in New York, came Denver and was at NJH for about one year.
Dates: 1978 May 3

Oral History Interview with Florence Greenblatt Siegel, 1979 August 1

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Identifier: B098.01.0003.00055
Overview Informal conversation with Florence about family history in Denver and her family’s immigration from England.
Dates: 1979 August 1

Oral History Interview with Forrest Meyer, 1984 November 1

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Identifier: B098.01.0005.00125
Overview "Forrest Meyer recounts the history of his family, beginning with his father who migrated as a teenager from Poland to Rocky Ford, Colo. He describes his family moving to Ft. Collins, Colo. where his father opened a clothing store. Forrest recalls the role that religion played in his life as a young boy, including the weekly trips his family made to attend Temple Emanuel in Denver. He describes growing up Jewish in a rural town, and the camaraderie that existed between him and his friends of...
Dates: 1984 November 1

Oral History Interview with Frayda Ornsten, 1978 July 17

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Identifier: B098.01.0002.00038
Overview Frayda Lynn Ornsten (née Blumberg) discusses her childhood, including the Jewish environment, schooling, and family gatherings. She also discusses her two marriages and her education and career in the field of special education. She talks about her father, Ben Blumberg, and her relationship with him. She reflects on changing attitudes, roles, goals of youth, and her philosophy of life. Went to the University of Denver.

Interview Index notes in Release file B098.01.0022.0003
Dates: 1978 July 17