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Wrocław in Wrocław Powiat, Dolnośląskie, Poland
 

Willy Cohn

1888-1941

 
 
Willy Cohn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 24, 2018
1. Willy Cohn Marker
Inscription.   Historyk i nauczyciel, który jak nikt inny opisał żydowskie życie we Wrocławiu i niesprawiedliwości doznane w czasie reżimu narodowego socjalizmu. Tym samym stał się jednym z najwybitniejszych świadków swoich czasów. W roku 1941 Willy Cohn i jego rodzina zostali deportowani z Wrocławia przez władze niemieckie i zamordowani w Kownie (Litwa). Ta kamienica, Rynek 49, została zbudowana przez jego ojca, żydowskiego kupca Louisa Cohna w 1902 roku.

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A historian and teacher, who like nobody else described Jewish life in Wroclaw and the injustice suffered during the National Socialist regime. Thus he became one of the most eminent witnesses of his time. In 1941 Willy Cohn and his family were deported from Wroclaw by the German authorities and murdered in Kowno (Lithuania). This building, Rynek 49, was built in 1902 by his father Louis Cohn, the Jewish merchant.

 
Erected 2010.
 
Location. 51° 6.648′ N, 17° 1.943′ E. Marker is in Wrocław, Dolnośląskie, in Wrocław Powiat. Marker is on Rynek just west of Kuźnicza, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Rynek 49, Wrocław, Dolnośląskie 11-400, Poland.
 
Other nearby markers.

Willy Cohn Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 24, 2018
2. Willy Cohn Marker - Wide View
The marker is visible on the left side of the rightmost of the two buildings in the center of this picture.
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Post-war Esperanto Organization (here, next to this marker); Natalia Gorbaniewska (within shouting distance of this marker); Former department store and bookstore of the Priebatsch company (within shouting distance of this marker); Dawny dom handlowy firmy Louis Lewy Jr. / Former department store of the Louis Lewy Jr. company (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Kamienica / An old house (about 120 meters away); a different marker also named Kamienica / An old house (about 120 meters away); Eugeniusz Get Stankiewicz (about 120 meters away); Piwnica Świdnicka / Świdnicka Cellar (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wrocław.
 
Also see . . .
1. Willy Cohn (Wikipedia). "Willy Cohn (12 December 1888 in Breslau – 29 November 1941 in Kaunas, Lithuania) was a German historian and teacher. During the Nazi era, he documented the Jewish life in Breslau in his diaries, until he and his family were deported to German-occupied Lithuania and killed....Cohn's diaries, translated into English and condensed, were published in 2012 as No Justice in Germany: The Breslau Diaries, 1933-1941 by Stanford University Press. Along with Victor Klemperer, Cohn was one of the most important chroniclers of the crimes of the Nazi regime against the Jewish people." (Submitted on June 14, 2018.) 

2. Willy Cohn - marker unveiling (YouTube, 7 min., in Polish, German, and English). (Submitted on June 18, 2018.)
 
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Marker photo: Willy Cohn image. Click for full size.
3. Marker photo: Willy Cohn
Holocaust
 
Categories. Churches & ReligionWar, World II
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 18, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 14, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 55 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 14, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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