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Adler and Cohn families papers

Document | Accession Number: 2018.393.1

Documents, correspondence, photographs, and scrapbooks related to the pre-war, wartime, and post-war experiences of Ernst and Frieda Cohn, who left Münster, Germany for Amsterdam in 1938, and were hidden in the Netherlands from 1942-1945. Includes correspondence regarding Ernst and Frieda’s efforts to have Jan Spreij honored as a “Righteous Among the Nations” by Yad Vashem.

The biographical material consists of German passports and immigration documents of Aron and Louise Adler, identification papers of Ernst and Frieda Cohn, a baby announcement and poem regarding Alan Cohn’s birth, handwritten cookbooks belonging to Frieda and Lina Kaufmann, poems and booklet for Ernst and Frieda’s wedding, memorial book for Ida Kaufmann, birth certificate for Simon Kaufmann, brochure and commemorative materials related to Bad Mergentheim including a letter by Alan regarding the Stolpersteine petition, and correspondence regarding Ernst and Frieda’s efforts to have Jan Spreij honored as a “Righteous Among the Nations” by Yad Vashem.

The photograph albums and scrapbooks include a pre-war photograph album of Frieda’s, a scrapbook with wartime documents of Ernst and Frieda’s from the Netherlands, and a postcard scrapbook with pre-war postcards displayed for their artwork.

Date
inclusive:  circa 1910-2018
Language
German
English
Extent
1 box
2 oversize boxes
2 book enclosures
2 oversize folders
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Alan Cornell
 
Record last modified: 2021-11-10 13:04:58
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