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Cohn, Heinemann, and Rhée families papers

Document | Accession Number: 2019.210.2

The collection documents the Holocaust-era experiences of the Cohn, Heinemann, and Rhée families of Germany, including Else, Max, and their daughter Eva (later Eva Cohn) Rhée’s emigration from Lüneburg, Germany to England in 1938; Max, Ida, and their son Hans Cohn’s flight from Berlin to Shanghai in 1939; and restitution made to the descendants of Marcus Heinemann by the Museum Lüneburg in 2015 for objects acquired by the museum after Marcus’s assets were seized after Kristallnacht. Included are biographical materials, immigration documents and correspondence, and photographs.

Biographical material includes a clipping from Ostasiatischer Lloyd from 3 May 1945; Eva Cohn’s birth certificate and copies of personal narratives; a letter of recommendation regarding Hans Cohn’s work for the United States Army as a translator; a menu from Ida Cohn’s restaurant in Shanghai; Kurt Heinemann’s naturalization certificate, birth certificate, and the text for his eulogy; and Max and Else Rhée’s birth certificates, marriage certificates, and financial documents related to emigration from Germany. Other documents include a small amount of correspondence, correspondence related to the Max and Else Rhée’s immigration to England in 1938, and documents and copies of emails related to restitution to the descendants of Marcus Heinemann from the Museum Lüneburg in 2015.

Photographs include pre-war and post-war depictions of Eva and Hans Cohn, including their wedding; Max and Ida Cohn; the Heinemann family; and the Rhée family.

inclusive:  circa 1890-2016
1 box
1 oversize folder
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Esther R. "Becki" Cohn-Vargas
Record last modified: 2020-04-21 19:02:25
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