- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 23, 2015

DENVER (AP) - A Denver architect who fled Nazi persecution in Germany and went on to design numerous schools and places of worship has died. Hans Kahn was 86.

The Denver Post reports (https://dpo.st/1NgCZAd ) Kahn died Sunday from leukemia.

Kahn’s many projects were of great service to communities throughout Colorado. In 1965, Kahn designed Denver’s largest modern orthodox synagogue, where he was a member of the congregation.

Kahn left Germany with his brother and parents in 1938, just after the anti-Jewish violence of Kristallnacht. The family had only been allowed four passports, leaving other siblings behind who were sent to work camps.

Kahn is survived by his wife, three children and seven grandchildren.

A memorial service is being held at BMH-BJ Synagogue in Denver Tuesday.


Information from: The Denver Post, https://www.denverpost.com

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