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A(h)ron Albert Cohn * 1882

Großneumarkt 56 (Hamburg-Mitte, Neustadt)

JG. 1882
TOT 3.3.1941

further stumbling stones in Großneumarkt 56:
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Ahron Albert Cohn, born 8/9/1882 in Hamburg, emigrated to France, internment camp Gurs on 10/22/1940, died 3/3/1941 at the Noé internment camp.

Grossneumarkt 56

We were only able to partially reconstruct the life of Ahron Albert Cohn, born on August 9, 1882 as the son of Selig Jakob Cohn and his wife Auguste, née Salomon (born 11/11/1851 in Hamburg). His elder sister Rebecka was born on June 28, 1881. Their father owned the lottery and money-changing shop Cohn & Salomon at Görttwiete 25. The family lived at Hopfenmarkt 28. Selig Jakob Cohn died on May 19, 1891 at the age of 44 in Travemünde, possibly on a business trip. His widow Auguste gave up the apartment in Hopfenmarkt and moved to the Grindel quarter with her kids, first to Grindelallee 84, from 1893, they lived at Rutschbahn 33.

Albert Cohn must have received commercial training after graduating from school, as he later ran a banking business as a bond broker. In 1906, he had an office at Rathausstrasse 16; later, he worked from his mother’s apartment. Auguste Cohn died on February 6, 1912; she was buried at the side of her husband at the Jewish cemetery Ilandkoppel in Hamburg-Ohlsdorf.

In the summer of 1913, Albert Cohen gave notice of departure from Hamburg to Italy. He returned in October of the following year and registered in Rappstrasse 15 as a subtenant with Heinsohn.

Albert Cohn was drafted in World War I, fought with the 1st Bavarian Ranger Battalion in Tyrol and in 1916 was assigned to a POW camp on Puchheim, Bavaria, where he served as an interpreter. The military personnel rolls of the Kingdom of Bavaria give two Hamburg addresses for Albert Cohn: Schlüterstrasse 77 and later Rappstrasse 12. The fact that he is not listed in the Hamburg address books indicates that he was probably lodged as a subtenant – or again left Hamburg after the war. He was definitely not a member of the Hamburg Jewish Community.

According to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., Albert Cohn settled in France at an unknown date; he was said to be married to Paula Wuerzinger. The couple lived in Nice on the southern coast of France, where Albert worked for an export company as a merchant, interpreter and manager. In June 1940, he was arrested, probably in a roundup of Jews, and admitted to the internment camp in Gurs by the Vichy regime. Later, he was transferred to the camp in Noé near Toulouse, where he perished on March 3, 1941.

A Stumbling Stone for Albert Cohn was laid at Grossneumarkt 56.
His unmarried sister Rebecka Cohn worked as a teacher at the Israelitic Secondary School for girls in Bieberstrasse from 1901 to 1931 – the school had been recognized as a Lyzeum (high school for girls) in 1912. Rebecka Cohn switched to the Israelitic Girls’ School in Carolinenstrasse 35, where, no longer employed by the school service, she taught the last first-graders of the "Jewish School in Hamburg” (see Ingeborg Feldheim) until June 30, 1942, when all Jewish schools in the German Reich were closed.

On July 11, 1942, Rebecka Cohn, aged 61, was deported from Grindelallee 23 to Auschwitz and murdered there. A Stumbling stone at Husumer Strasse 2 commemorates her. (s.

Translated by Peter Hubschmid
Kindly supported by the Hermann Reemtsma Stiftung, Hamburg.

Stand: May 2020
© Susanne Rosendahl

Quellen: 1; 5; StaH 332-5 Standesämter 1993 u. 2667/1881, StaH 332-5 Standesämter 2019 u. 3314/1882, StaH 332-5 Standesämter 1917 u 738/1878; StaH 332-5 Standesämter 58 u. 934/1879; 332-5 Standesämter 8011 u. 76/1912; StaH 522-1 Jüdische Gemeinde Nr. 992 e 2 Band 4; (Kriegsranglisten und Stammrollen des Königreichs Bayern, 1. Weltkrieg 1914-1918, Zugriff 17.3.2017); (Zugriff 17.3.2017); Auskunft von Peter Landé, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Washington/USA, E-Mail vom 3.4.2017; diverse Hamburger Adressbücher; Randt: Talmund Tora Schule.
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