Cohen, William M.


Title
Cohen, William M.
Creator:
Cohen, William M., 1940-, interviewee; Kaplan, Jessica, interviewer;
Date Recorded:
1992
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DESCRIPTION
William Cohen, born in New York City in 1940, is a retired attorney, law professor, and one of the founders of a non-profit agency, Boulder Action for Soviet Jewry (BASJ). In this interview, recorded in 1992, Cohen describes his experience growing up in a Jewish family; study;ing and practicing law in the eastern United States; his teaching experience in the University of Colorado’s Law School at Boulder; how he met his wife Sara-Jane and co-founded a law firm with her in Boulder. Cohen also talks about how his long-time interest in Human Rights Advocacy led him to establish BASJ in response to Boulder becoming a Sister City with Dushanbe, Tajikistan, in 1986. He expresses pessimism about anti-Semitic sentiments in the former Soviet Union, and shares his appreciation of living as a Jew in a tolerant community like Boulder.
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Subject:
Cohen, Sara-Jane, 1944-.
Cohen, William M., 1940-.
Wirth, Timothy E.
Boulder Action for Soviet Jewry (Boulder, Colo.)
Anti-Semitism.
Immigrants Colorado Boulder.
Jews Social conditions
Jews, Soviet Colorado Boulder.
Judaism Colorado Boulder.
Political refugees Colorado Boulder.
Boulder (Colo.) History Biography.

Language:
eng
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Local call number:
OH0594
Copyright:
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