Conrad Cohn Collection
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.
- Majority of material found within 1926-1938
- Cohn, Friedel (Person)
Language of Materials
The collection is in German, English, Yiddish and Hebrew.
Open to researchers.
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
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.
0.5 Linear Feet
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.
This collection was digitized and made accessible in its entirety.
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.
During processing of the archival collection series were created. Some folders of Series II were further subdivided and given more specific titles.
- Clippings (information artifacts)
- Cohn, Conrad, -1958
- Fliers (printed matter)
- Jews -- Switzerland.
- Jews, German
- Kartell Jüdischer Verbindungen
- Maps (documents)
- National socialism -- Germany
- Palestine -- History -- 1917-1948
- Passenger lists
- Programs (documents)
- Publications (documents)
- 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
- July 2015: dao links and digitization information added by Leanora Lange.