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Title Evolution of the Jewish Disability
Author Cohen, Henry (1863-1952)
Date n.d.
Document Type Personal Account
Reference 3M326, Box 1
Library / Archive Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin
Collection Name Cohen (Henry) Papers, 1850, 1881-1951
Description An essay outlining the history of religious persecution of the Jewish people and their emigration across Europe.
Series Description Papers concern Cohen's career and those of members of his family; his social welfare activities, especially in the fields of prison reform, hospitals, schools and immigration.
Biographical Note / History Henry Cohen was born April 7, 1863 in London England. In 1884 he was ordained a rabbi and led congregations in Kingston, Jamaica (1884-1885) and Woodville, Mississippi (1885-1888) before transferring to Galveston, Texas where he led the Temple B'nai Israel from 1888 to 1949. Cohen was influential in religious and social welfare activities in Texas; he was especially well-known for his work on hospitals, schools and immigration issues. A noted prison reformer, Cohen served on the Texas Prison Board. An authority on the Talmud, Cohen published a number of essays. He married Mollie Levy of Galveston and the couple had two children.
Theme(s) Displaced Persons and Refugees; Religion, Ethnic Identity and Community Relations; Arrivals: Ports and Early Experiences
Country (from) Germany; Holland
Country (to) Poland; Turkey; England
Places Galveston, Galveston County, Texas, Washington, United States; Spain; France; Germany; Poland; Turkey; Amsterdam, Holland; England; Italy; Portugal
Nationality American; European; Jewish
People Cohen, Henry (1863-1952); Beaulieu, Leroy; de Rothschild, Baron Lionel
Keywords health and sickness, Jewish, religion, civil rights, persecution, law, race, charity, literature, societies, Benevolent Society, politics, Christianity, education, legislation, Catholicism, Protestantism, constitution, refugee, war, conflict, history, tax, ghetto, finance, property, prison, treaty, naturalisation, legislation, agriculture, emancipation, liberties, push factors
Additional Information Please note: Some of the metadata for this document has been taken from the Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin catalogue.
Language English
Copyright Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin