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Cahn family papers

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 1556 WL 802
Held at: Wiener Library
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Full title: Cahn family papers
Date(s): 1940-1983
Level of description: Collection level (fonds)
Extent: 1 folder
Name of creator(s): Cahn family


Administrative/Biographical history:

Sophie Cahn was a German Jewish refugee. Her father, Emanuel Cahn, died in Theresienstadt concentration camp, 1942. His children emigrated to Canada, USA, UK, and Israel.


Scope and content/abstract:

Cahn family papers, 1940-1983 including copies of Red Cross telegrams sent by Sophie Cahn from England to her father, Emanuel Cahn in Mönchen-Gladbach, 25 Jun 1940-3 Jun 1942; copy of a claim form by Fritz Cahn, Canada for compensation for property owned by the Cahn family in the city of Mönchen-Gladbach, 25 Feb 1947 and family documents including a photograph of the grave of Lotte Cahn, 1 Sep 1942-Jul 1983.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
German and English

System of arrangement:

Original 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:

Deposited by Sophie Cahn, Jul 1988.

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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