Kohn, Hans, 1891-1971

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Correspondence to Lewis and Sophia Mumford from Hans Kohn and his wife, Yetty Wahl Kohn.

From the description of Letters, 1940-1969, to Lewis and Sophia Mumford. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155870967

Born in Prague on September 15, 1891, Hans Kohn was active in Zionist student organizations. He received a Doctor of Law degree from the German University in Prague. In World War I, he became a prisoner of war and was interned in Samarkand and Khaborovsk, Krasnoyarsk and Irkutsk in Siberia / Soviet Union until 1920. In the following years he lived in Paris and London, working for Zionist organizations and publishing numerous books and articles. In 1921 he married Jetty Wahl. In 1925 they moved to Palestine, where he worked for Karen Hayesod until 1929. After traveling repeatedly to the United States, Hans Kohn left Palestine and in 1934 started teaching Modern History at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. From 1949 until 1961, he taught at City College of New York. Kohn also taught at the New School for Social Research and at Harvard Summer School. He published extensively on questions of Nationalism and related topics. He died in 1971 in Philadelphia.

From the guide to the Hans Kohn Collection, 1866-1972, (Leo Baeck Institute)

Born in Prague, Kohn was a professor of history at City College, City University of New York, from 1949 to 1961.

From the description of Correspondence to Alma Mahler, 1954. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155863677

Born in Prague on September 15, 1891, Hans Kohn was active in Zionist student organizations. He received a Doctor of Law degree from the German University in Prague. In World War I, he became a prisoner of war and was interned in Samarkand and Khaborovsk, Krasnoyarsk and Irkutsk in Siberia/Soviet Union until 1920. In the following years he lived in Paris and London, working for Zionist organizations and publishing numerous books and articles. In 1921 he married Jetty Wahl. In 1925 they moved to Palestine, where he worked for Karen Hayesod until 1929. After traveling repeatedly to the United States, Hans Kohn left Palestine and in 1934 started teaching Modern History at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. From 1949 until 1961, he taught at City College of New York. Kohn also taught at the New School for Social Research and at Harvard Summer School. He published extensively on questions of Nationalism and related topics. He died 1971 in Philadelphia.

Born in Prague on June 20, 1891, Robert Weltsch was active as a student in Zionist youth groups. After World War I he moved to Berlin, where he edited the German Zionist newspaper Juedische Rundschau from 1919 to 1938. In 1939 he emigrated to Palestine where he edited the Juedische Welt-Rundschau, 1939-1940. In 1945, Weltsch moved to London, where he was correspondent of the daily Ha-aretz, one of the founders of the Leo Baeck Institute, and editor of its Yearbook, 1956-1971. He returned to Israel in 1978 and died in Jerusalem on December 22, 1982.

From the guide to the Hans Kohn - Robert Weltsch Correspondence, 1920-1962, (Leo Baeck Institute Archives)

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Joseph Barnes Papers, 1923-1970 Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
creatorOf Pinson, Koppel S., 1904-1961. Koppel S. Pinson papers, 1923-1960, bulk (1940s-1950s). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Papers, 1920-1995. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Siegfried Bernfeld Papers, 1854-1975, (bulk 1930-1953) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Correspondence, 1860-1979. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Koppel S. Pinson Collection, 1932-1962 Leo Baeck Institute Archives
creatorOf Kohn, Hans, 1891-1971. Correspondence to Alma Mahler, 1954. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Dwight Macdonald papers, 1865-1984, 1920-1978 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf Hans Kohn Collection, 1866-1972 Leo Baeck Institute.
referencedIn Norman Wait Harris Lecture Series, 1906-2007 Northwestern University Archives
referencedIn Macdonald, Dwight. Dwight Macdonald papers, 1865-1984 (inclusive), 1920-1978 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Richard Beer-Hofmann correspondence, 1882-1967. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Koppel S. Pinson papers, 1923-1960, 1940s-1950s New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Kohn, Hans, 1891-1971. Letters, 1940-1969, to Lewis and Sophia Mumford. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Manfred Kridl Papers, ca. 1925-1974. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
creatorOf Graves, Anna Melissa, 1875-1964. Papers, 1919-1953. Swarthmore College, Peace Collection, SCPC
creatorOf Hans Kohn - Robert Weltsch Correspondence, 1920-1962 Leo Baeck Institute Archives
referencedIn Nisbet, Robert A. Robert A. Nisbet papers, 1949-1994 (bulk 1953-1990). Library of Congress
referencedIn Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced Foreign Scholars records, 1927-1949, 1933-1945 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn The Nation, records, 1879-1974 (inclusive), 1920-1955 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Kridl, Manfred, 1882-1957. Manfred Kridl Papers, ca. 1925-1974. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Hugo Knoepfmacher Collection, 1865-1979, bulk 1920-1979 Leo Baeck Institute.
referencedIn Hirsch, Felix E., 1902-. Felix E. Hirsch papers, 1932-1976. University at Albany, University Libraries
referencedIn Curti, Merle (Merle Eugene), 1897-1996. Papers, 1908-2000. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Curti, Merle (Merle Eugene), 1897-1996. Papers, 1917-1968. Wisconsin Historical Society
referencedIn Robert A. Nisbet Papers, 1949-1994, (bulk 1953-1990) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Harris, Norman Wait, 1846-1916. Norman Wait Harris Memorial Foundation lectures records, 1906-1972. Northwestern University
referencedIn Bar Kochba-Theodor Herzl Prague Academic Association Collection, 1931-1977 Leo Baeck Institute Archives
referencedIn Correspondence, 1860-1979. Houghton Library.
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associatedWith Barnes, Joseph, 1907-1970 person
correspondedWith Beer-Hofmann, Richard, 1866-1945 person
associatedWith Bergman, Shmuel Hugo, 1883-1975 person
correspondedWith Bernfeld, Siegfried, 1892-1953 person
associatedWith Curti, Merle (Merle Eugene), 1897-1996. person
associatedWith Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced Foreign Scholars corporateBody
associatedWith Graves, Anna Melissa, 1875-1964. person
associatedWith Hans Gebhardt person
associatedWith Harris, Norman Wait, 1846-1916. person
associatedWith Hayesod, Karen person
associatedWith Hirsch, Felix E., 1902- person
correspondedWith Hocking, William Ernest, 1873-1966 person
associatedWith International Conference of Revolutionary Socialist Parties corporateBody
associatedWith International War Resisters Conference corporateBody
associatedWith Knoepfmacher, Hugo, 1890-1980 person
associatedWith Kohn, Jetty person
associatedWith Kohn, Yetty (Wahl). person
associatedWith Kridl, Manfred, 1882-1957. person
correspondedWith Levin, Harry, 1912-1994 person
associatedWith Macdonald, Dwight. person
associatedWith MacDonald, Dwight. person
associatedWith Nation (New York, N.Y. : 1865). corporateBody
associatedWith New School for Social Research (New York) corporateBody
correspondedWith Nisbet, Robert A. person
correspondedWith Nisbet, Robert A. person
associatedWith Pinson, Koppel S., 1904-1961. person
associatedWith Smith College (Northhampton, Mass.) corporateBody
associatedWith The City College of New York corporateBody
associatedWith Verein jüdischer Hochschüler Bar Kochba in Prag corporateBody
associatedWith Weltsch, Robert person
associatedWith Weltsch, Robert, 1891-1982 person
associatedWith Zionistisches Centralbureau corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Irkutsk
Northampton (Mass.)
New York (N.Y.)
Samarkand
Palestine
Khaborovsk
Paris
Great Britain
Krasnoyarsk
London
Prague
United States
Subject
Zionism
Zionism--History
Emigration and immigration; before 1933; Palestine
Nationalism
World War I
Emigration and immigration--1933-1945--USA
Bergmann, Escha
Historians
Weltsch, Robert, 1891-1982
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Birth 1891-09-15

Death 1971-03-16

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