Bernie Springer was an insurance agent and, from all accounts, a pretty good one.
He was also a devoted community supporter — most notably for Beth Israel Hospital and Geriatric Center, Israel Bonds and his beloved Beth Joseph Synagogue — and we know that he was pretty good at that, too.
But those facts don’t nearly paint the full picture of the Bernie Springer we knew.
We knew him as a strong and intelligent man who had no trouble distinguishing wrong from right, and as a courageous man who was unafraid to act on his convictions.
A Denver Jewish legend has it that when Channel 4 broadcast the miniseries “Holocaust” in 1978, a local band of Ku Klux Klansmen showed up at the TV station bearing signs denying the Holocaust.