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Cohn/Baer family papers

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 1556 WL 628
Held at: Wiener Library
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Full title: Cohn/Baer family papers
Date(s): 1900-1960
Level of description: Collection level (fonds)
Extent: 1 folder
Name of creator(s): Cohn and Baer families


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Cohn and Baer families were Berlin Jews during the Third Reich.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers documenting in part the lives of members of the Cohn and Baer families, Berlin Jews some of whom were sent to Theresienstadt concentration camp, 1900-1960. Chiefly comprising birth and death certificates, permits and travel documents. Including Martha Cohen's identity card with the conspicuous letter 'J' on the cover denoting Jew and which bears the additional information that she was 'evacuated' from Berlin on 16 Dec 1942; order from the Amtsgericht, Berlin, that Martha Cohen must adopt the forename 'Sara' to identify her as a Jew, 11 Jan 1939; order stamped by the Gestapo that Martha Cohen must leave Germany, 1 Oct 1942 and an inventory of the possessions of Sally Baer, prior to his transportation to Theresienstadt.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
Most of the papers are in German except for one document from Theresienstadt in Czech.

System of arrangement:

Chronological order

Conditions governing access:


Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies can be made for personal use. Permission must be sought for publication.

Finding aids:

Detailed description on the Wiener Library's online catalogue

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Received from the family, February 1986.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Entry compiled by Sarah Drewery.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Mar 2008

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