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Jan. 27, 2023: He survived the Holocaust, then flourished on Colorado’s folk music scene

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Holocaust survivor and musician Oscar “Osi” Sladek at Temple Sinai in Denver on January 23, 2023.

In a new memoir, Oscar "Osi" Sladek shares the unforgettable story of how he and his parents survived the Holocaust, while many other members of their extended family perished. "Escape to the Tatras" culminates in the story of Sladek's folk music career, performing alongside Judy Collins and Odetta. The interview coincides with Holocaust Remembrance Day.