Correspondence with Cohn, George

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  • Reference
      GB 1556 3000/9/1/283
  • Dates of Creation
      16/03/1956 - 12/10/1964
  • Language of Material
      German English
  • Physical Description
      41 letters

Scope and Content

Correspondence regarding numerous restitution related information requests which concerned: the ghetto in Riga; the emigration of Jewish-German refugees to Turkey 1933-1936; the Nationalsozialistische Betriebszellen Organisation (NSBO); fatigue duty for Jews in Hungary; deportations from Berlin; the ghetto in Chernivtsi; internment camps in Italy; the ghetto in Belzyce; special terms on gold coins in Austria; a Jewish asylum in Breslau; a hospital for children in Prague; the legal situation in Danzig after the German occupation; a case of Rassenschande in Frankfurt am Main; the situation of married couples in Theresienstadt; and antisemitic incidents in Poland before 1939.

Administrative / Biographical History

Dr. George Cohn (1892-1965) was a Jewish-German lawyer from Berlin. After the Nazis came to power he emigrated to England, where he continued practicing. The committed zionist was also involved with the Youth Aliyah. See Walk, J.,, Munich et. al., K. G. Saur, 1988, p. 58.

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