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John Cohn * 1869
Koppel 87 (Hamburg-Mitte, St. Georg)
John Cohn, born 23 Jan. 1869 in Hamburg, deported 15 July 1942 to Theresienstadt, died there 2 Dec. 1942
John Cohn’s parents were Julius and Bertha (Schloss) Cohn. He was unmarried, and a professional pianist. He had lived in St. Georg, at Koppel 87, since at least 1936. In 1939 he was forced to give up his apartment and move first into the "Jews’ house” at Schlachterstraße 40, and later to the "Jews’ house” at Sedanstraße 23. He and 926 other Jews from Hamburg were deported on 15 July 1942 to the Theresienstadt Ghetto. As an elderly man, he did not survive the poor living conditions in the ghetto. He died in early December of the same year.
Translator(s): Amy Lee
Translation kindly supported by the Hermann Reemtsma Stiftung, Hamburg
© Benedikt Behrens
Quellen: 1; 7; 6; StaH, 522-1, Jüdische Gemeinden, 992 e 2 (Deportationslisten).
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