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Klein-Cohn Family Collection

Identifier: AR 6217


The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence from Fanni Blatny, née Klein in England to her niece Alice Jaffé, née Rice in Maryland. Also included are correspondence and immigration documents pertaining to the extended Klein family. There are explanatory notes by Alice Jaffé throughout the collection.


  • 1938-1950, 1990
  • Majority of material found within 1945-1949


Language of Materials

This collection is in English and some German.

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

Alice R. Jaffé’s maternal grandfather Rudolph Siegmund Kohn (later Cohn), born 1846, was brought from Bohemia to the US in 1865 by his eldest brother, the entrepreneur Edward Nathan Cohn. In the US, the brothers became active Protestants. Rudolph Cohn and his wife settled in Princess Anne, Maryland, where they had seven children, Mary Rice, the mother of Alice R. Jaffé, being the oldest.

Rudolph Cohn’s sister Karoline Klein in Bohemia had ten children; one of them was Fanni Blatny (1873-1949), who was a prominent socialist politician in Czechoslovakia and then in Great Britain.


0.5 Linear Feet

Processing Information

During microfilming and consequent digitization the original order of the collection has been disrupted.

Inventory of the Klein-Cohn Family Collection, 1938-1950, 1990 (Bulk dates: 1945-1949) AR 6217
© 2009
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
The inventory is in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States