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Oral History Interview with Phillip Hornbein, Jr. - Tape 2

"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…

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Oral History Interview with Phillip Hornbein, Jr. - Tape 1 Side B

"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…

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Oral History Interview with Phillip Hornbein, Jr. - Tape 1 Side A

"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…

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Oral History Interview with Betty Lustig

This oral history interview includes the story of the Lustig family immigrating, their part in the Cotopaxi Colony, membership with the Hebrew Educational Alliance when it began, and Jewish family…

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Oral History Interview with Sam Beck

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…

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"Small Town Jews" Interviews

video includes the 2014 interviews with Sandy Vinnik, Evan Makovsky, Alan Golin Gass, and Ben Weindling. The interviews were conducted for the film "Small Town Jews: Creating Colorado…

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Jewish Pioneers: Colorado Experience

Film by Rocky Mountain PBS about Jews in early Colorado. The film sourced materials from the Beck Archives.

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Kurt Heimann Holocaust Story

Oral history interview with Kurt Heimann. Kurt, born December 7, 1912 in Berlin, Germany, describes being barred from advancing in his early career because of the German antisemitic laws in the…

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Lotte Heimann Holocaust Story

Oral history interview with Lotte Grünfeld Heimann. Lotte, born September 3, 1918 in Berlin, Germany, discusses her happy childhood in prewar Germany; her parents Leo (Eliezar) and Erna (Esther)…

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Out of the Holocaust: Gerhard Heimann and Lotte Grünfeld Heimann Part 2

Part 2 of oral history interview with Gerhard Heimann and Lotte Gruenfeld Heimann. Gerhard Heimann, born on September 29, 1921 in Berlin, Germany, discusses his childhood in Berlin, where he…

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Out of the Holocaust: Gerhard Heimann and Lotte Grünfeld Heimann Part 1

Part 1 of oral history interview with Gerhard Heimann and Lotte Gruenfeld Heimann. Gerhard Heimann, born on September 29, 1921 in Berlin, Germany, discusses his childhood in Berlin, where he…

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Margot Grünfeld Shafran: Escape from Nazi Germany Survival in the Shanghai Ghetto

Oral history interview with Margot Grünfeld Shafran. Margot, born on January 10, 1924 in Berlin, Germany, discusses her early years as a treasured only child; growing up with an extended…

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Lotte Grünfeld Heimann: Holocaust Story in 100 Years of Songs

Holocaust survivor Lotte Grünfeld Heimann sings songs from her childhood in Yiddish, Hebrew, and German. Songs in Yiddish: "Dos iz a sud derbay" (Perlmutter, Schorr; from the…

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George and Alexander Tscherny: Escape from Nazi Germany

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.…

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