Collection: Jewish Community in Boulder

Krasnoff, Charlotte M. – OH 1829
Interview Date: January 10, 2013

Charlotte Michener Krasnoff recounts the story of a life full of joyful accomplishments that have ranged from teaching in a small Nevada town of 300 people during the 1950s, to developing Jewish education programs in both Denver and Boulder, to … Continue reading

Kreith, Frank – OH1835
Interview Date: February 26, 2013

Frank describes his experience of leaving Austria with the kindertransport just after the Nazi invasion of that country. He tells how he came to immigrate to the United States and details his education and other experiences that brought him to … Continue reading

Kreith, Marion – OH1836
Interview Date: February 26, 2013

Marion Kreith talks about her sense of Jewish identity stemming from her childhood in and escape from Nazi Germany. She mentions the path that her family took from there to the United States, which included immigration to numerous countries, including … Continue reading

Krenz, Maria – OH1957
Interview Date: April 17, 2014

Maria Krenz was born into a Jewish family in Hungary a year before the end of World War II. Her family was of Jewish heritage, although her parents had converted to Catholicism due to the dangers involved in being Jewish. She … Continue reading

Mannheimer, Nanette – OH1846
Interview Date: April 30, 2013

This interview’s primary focus is on the narrator’s experience of Judaism. Nanette remembers her childhood in Germany, where she was born and lived until age ten when her family immigrated to the United States, in 1939. Her father spent one … Continue reading

Margolis, Barbara and Donald – OH1814
Interview Date: August 30, 2012

Barbara and Don Margolis describe their experiences of building a Jewish community in Boulder County beginning in the 1960s. They discuss the history of Har HaShem synagogue, including its evolution from the Boulder Jewish Fellowship and their role in building … Continue reading

Safran, William and Marian – OH1959
Interview Date: 2 May 2014

This interview begins with Bill and Marian Safran telling about their childhood years. Bill was born in Germany in 1930, into a Modern Orthodox Jewish family. As a result, he grew up in the shadow of Nazi anti-Jewish policies and … Continue reading

Smokler, Charlotte – OH 1828
Interview Date: January 4, 2013

Charlotte Smokler’s interview starts with her account of her family’s immigration from Poland when she was a young girl. She describes her childhood in New York City and her move to Boulder with her husband in 1968.  She talks about … Continue reading

Stern, Philip – OH1818
Interview Date: 2012

Phil Stern has lived in Boulder since 1967. He has worked on many environmental issues through his positions as Director of Environmental Affairs for the Boulder County District Attorney’s Office and as a city council person from 1981 to 1987. … Continue reading

Vayshenker, Igor – OH0596
Interview Date: 1992

People: Igor Vayshenker.   Places: Boulder.   Subjects: Boulder Action for Soviet Jewry; Soviet Jewish immigration (1980s-1990s); cultural contrasts between USSR and USA; Boulder Jewish community.  

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