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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 288, Esther Levine Papers

    The 1950s marked a time of considerable growth for Shearith Israel. The arrival of Rabbi Kassel Abelson in 1952 coincided with the congregation’s move to a larger and more modern building. At this time, the congregation also became affiliated with United Synagogue of America and became active in the Conservative movement. As a result, Shearith Israel’s United Synagogue Youth (USY) chapter became extremely active within the congregation and the entire southeast region.  Shearith Israel was always proud of its young people and always active in USY– United Synagogue Youth. Many children attended Camp Ramah in Massachusetts, USY on Wheels and USY Israel Pilgrimage.

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    Columbus (Ga.), United Synagogue Youth, Publicist

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