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  • Mss 130, Aaron Cohn Family Papers

    Aaron Cohn was born in Columbus, Georgia in 1916.  He graduated from ColumbusHigh School in 1932 and The University of Georgia Law School in 1938.  He practiced law in Columbus from 1938 until his enlistment in the United States Army in 1940.  He participated in four major campaigns and helped to liberate the Ebensee Concentration Camp in 1945.  Following his discharge he returned to Columbus and in 1965 he was appointed a judge of the Juvenile Court in Muscogee County. The collection consists of photocopies of newspaper articles relating to Judge Cohn's career and a transcript of an oral interview in which he recalls the liberation of Ebensee. 

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    Immigration, Judge, Columbus (Ga.), Genealogy, Ebensee (Germany)
  • Mss 145, David Mayer Family Papers

    David Mayer was born in Bavaria in 1815.  He immigrated to the United States in 1839, settling first in Tennessee and then in Washington, Georgia.  Eight years later he moved to Atlanta where he remained until his death in 1890. David Mayer was a businessman, confederate veteran, free mason, and one of the founders of the Atlanta public schools. The collection consists of letters from notables such as Joseph E. Brown, elected as Georgia's governor four times, and from Alexander H. Stephens, vice president of the Confederacy.  Also contained are personal letters written by David Mayer and his children.

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    Jewish businessmen, Immigration, American Civil War, Atlanta Public Schools
  • Mss 146, Louis Morris Family Papers

    Louis Morris was born in Russia as Leib Yampolsky.  The name was changed to Morris at Ellis Island.  Louis married Jeanette Hartstein.  He was the owner of Louis Morris' Grocery Store on Haygood Avenue in Atlanta. The collection consists of the ledger book from Louis Morris' grocery store, the Naturalization certificate of Louis Morris, 1938, the obituary of Leon Steinberg, 1978, and a newspaper article relating to the American Jewish Committee's Oral History Project.

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    Jewish businessmen, Immigration, Entrepreneurs
  • Mss 284, Isak Rosenbaum Family Papers

    Isak Rosenbaum was a Holocaust survivor from Jassy, Romania.  He was incarcerated in Dachau after Kristallnacht where he wrote postcards and letters home to his wife.  He later immigrated to the United States via Palestine. The collection consists of family genealogical material and scrapbooks.

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    Immigration, Holocaust

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