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Oral histories

Subject Source: Library of Congress Genre/Form Terms

Found in 568 Collections and/or Records:

Eli Birnbaum on Capulin, Colorado, 1979 April 25

Identifier: B098.01.0003.00047

Eli Birnbaum on life in Capulin, Colorado as the only Jewsih family; fur and hide trade.

Dates: 1979 April 25

Erna Witsches Schmidmayer: A Holocaust Story from Kindertransport to Pioneer in Israel, 2016-09-16

Identifier: B452.01.0001.0003

Oral history interview with Erna Witsches Schmidmayer.

Erna, born in Odessa, Ukraine, discusses her childhood in Danzig, Germany (now Gdansk, Poland); escaping Nazi Germany on the Kindertransport to London, England in 1939; and her immigration to Palestine in 1946.

Dates: 2016-09-16

Excerpts from Oral History Interview with Ben and Bess Glass (for Slide Show), 1978 October

Identifier: B098.01.0003.00049
Abstract "Ben and Bessie Glass, a couple who met while young patients of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS) in the 1930s, recount their memories of living at the institution while recovering from tuberculosis. They discuss the somewhat unsuccessful attempts of the staff to segregate the younger boys and girls who were patients there. They also describe the institution's efforts to provide rehabilitation in all aspects of the patients' lives, for example by providing the opportunity to...
Dates: 1978 October

Fort Collins, Colorado Trip Panel, 1986 August 1

Identifier: B098.01.0005.00133

Recording covers a bus tour of Fort Collins, Colorado by the Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society and a discussion about growing up Jewish in Fort Collins.

Dates: 1986 August 1

Frieda Shames Makovsky Englard Video Interview, 2005 January 27

Identifier: B098.15.0023.00004
Scope and Contents From the Series:

This series features oral history video recordings of Denver's Jewish community and of the Hispano Crypto-Jewsish Resource Center. Among the events covered is a recording of Peryle Beck's 80th birthday party in 1995.

Dates: 2005 January 27

Funeral Service of Dr. John C. Livingston, 1999 October 28

Identifier: B098.01.0006.00161

Recording of the funeral service of John C. Livingston.

Dates: 1999 October 28

George and Alexander Tscherny: Escape from Nazi Germany, 2021

Identifier: B452.01.0001.0006
Abstract In the aftermath of Kristallnacht, in December 1938, two young Jewish boys, ages 12 and 14, boarded a train out of Berlin for Holland, to escape the escalating brutality against Jews in Germany. Arriving in Nijmegen, Holland without documents or family, George and Alexander Tscherny were placed with a family by the Dutch Committee for Jewish Refugees, waiting to be granted asylum from the Queen and then dispatched to a refugee camp.When Germany invaded...
Dates: 2021

Giselle Heimann Ratain Family Holocaust Videos

Identifier: B452
Abstract This collection details the Grünfeld Heimann family Holocaust stories. Kurt Heimann and Lotte Grünfeld Heimann married in 1938 and took a train with family to Shanghai in 1940 to escape Nazi violence. They survived in the Shanghai Ghetto alongside thousands of other European Jewish refugees until they were able to relocate in 1948. Kurt, Lotte, and their young son relocated to the United States and settled in Denver, Colorado where their second child, Giselle, was born, and where they...
Dates: 1984-2021

Hannah Shwayder Berry Public Talk for Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society, 1983 October 1

Identifier: B098.01.0005.00118

Topics covered include singing at local churches and a trip to New York, sings a number of songs in recording.

Dates: 1983 October 1

Hebrew Educational Alliance 30th Anniversary Dinner Program, 1992 February 5

Identifier: B098.01.0006.00149

Excerpts from the 30th Anniversary Dinner: A Tribute to the 20 Founding Families of the Hebrew Educational Alliance.

Dates: 1992 February 5