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Conrad Cohn Collection

Identifier: AR 6655

Scope and Content Note

The Conrad Cohn Collection primarily consists of his collection of articles, newspaper clippings and other items on various aspects of Jewish and German history. A small amount of material on him provides biographical details.

The bulk of the collection will be found in Series II. In this series are collected articles on such topics as Anti-Semitism in Germany, Jewish community elections in 1926 and 1930, and on the history of Palestine, among other subjects. Other items include typed extracts from literature, various programs and announcements for religious services and other events, and material related to the teaching of Yiddish.


  • 1910-1989
  • Majority of material found within 1926-1938


Language of Materials

The collection is in German, English, Yiddish and Hebrew.

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Access Information

Readers may access the collection by visiting the Lillian Goldman Reading Room at the Center for Jewish History. We recommend reserving the collection in advance; please visit the LBI Online Catalog and click on the "Reserve" button.

Use Restrictions

There may be some restrictions on the use of the collection. For more information, contact:

Leo Baeck Institute, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011


Biographical Note

Conrad Cohn was born in Berlin and worked as a stock broker. He was a Zionist and in 1930 he and his wife Frieda (called Friedel) emigrated to Switzerland,. In 1935 they sailed to Palestine with their daughter Renate. Their second daughter Alisa was born there. He died in 1958 in a car accident near Frankfurt am Main during his first trip to Germany after the war.


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This collection mostly consists of newspaper clippings, articles and other documentation on Jews in Europe and in Palestine, as well as on Zionism and Jewish history. In addition, a small amount of biographical information on Conrad Cohn is present.


The collection is arranged in two series:

Digitization Note

This collection was digitized and made accessible in its entirety.

Separated Material

This collection included a number of entire issues of publications without any notations or markings. These publications were removed from the archival collection with copies of their title pages retained in the collection.

Processing Information

During processing of the archival collection series were created. Some folders of Series II were further subdivided and given more specific titles.

Guide to the Conrad Cohn Collection 1910-1989 AR 6655
Processed by Dianne Ritchey and LBI Staff
© 2013
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Description is in English.
Digitization made possible by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
Edition statement
This version was derived from ConradCohn.xml

Revision Statements

  • July 2015: dao links and digitization information added by Leanora Lange.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States