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Jewish families -- Colorado

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 173 Collections and/or Records:

Oral History Interview with Eleanor Judd, 1984 February 21

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oral History Interview with Gertrude Sigman, 1982 April 1

Identifier: B098.01.0005.00110
Overview Parents came to Denver from Russia around 1900 for better living standards, already had some family here. Talks about early life in Denver, bakery and vegetable deliveries, her mother, stores and businesses of the time and people.
Dates: 1982 April 1

Oral History Interview with Hannah Shwayder Berry, 1981 March 1

Identifier: B098.01.0004.00084
Overview Major subjects covered in the interview include the Shwayder and Kobey (originally Kobersky) families, immigrating to Colorado from Poland, Hannah Shwayder Berry’s grandmother Miriam "Mary" Kobey (a Denver midwife nicknamed the “Angel of Mercy”) and refers to book “The Tale of the Little Trunk”; a copy of the book can be found in the Beck Archives.
Dates: 1981 March 1

Oral History Interview with Henry and Leona Frankel, 1977 November 7

Identifier: B098.01.0001.00017
Overview Henry Frankel's family came from Europe and settled early in Denver. They had a few bussinesses. They owned Growth and Progress club and Green Gables Country Club. They were members of Temple Emanuel.
Dates: 1977 November 7