Hepner and Cahn: Family papers

Scope and Content

Original (and some copy) correspondence between friends and relatives of the Cahn Hepner family, 1874-1952, many of whom perished in the Holocaust.

Administrative / Biographical History

Kathe Cahn-Hepner and Mrs Jacobs-Hepner, the depositors of this collection, are the daughters of Fritz and Leonie Cahn, German Jews who spent the war years in Switzerland. The depositors provided brief notes about most of the correspondents, many of whom perished in the Holocaust.


The material has been arranged alphabetically according to correspondent. Copy correspondence (mostly between family members) is described separately [1206/1/1-31]. In addition, there are miscellaneous writings and some newspaper cuttings [1206/2/1-2]. Many of the letters have been annotated (probably by the depositors) with information relating to the correspondents' identity and/or fate.

Conditions Governing Access


Acquisition Information

Kathy Cahn Hepner

Other Finding Aids

Description exists to this archive on the Wiener Library's online catalogue www.wienerlibrary.co.uk

Archivist's Note

Entry compiled by Howard Falksohn.

Conditions Governing Use

Copies can be made for personal use. Permission must be sought for publication.

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