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Title Henry Cohen, Essays and Themes (Part 2)
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 Various essays of Henry Cohen created whilst leader of the Temple B'Nai Israel, Galveston, Texas. Subjects range from topics of Judaism, the refugee and displacement situation of the Jewish people, needs to increase the Red Cross services and the Nazi persecution of Jews. There are also notes referring to the Jubilee of the Temple B'Nai Israel, where Henry Cohen was a Rabbi.
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
Country (from) Germany
Country (to) United States of America
Places Boston, Massachusetts, Galveston, Nacogdoches County, Bazoria County, Texas, United States; Palestine; Israel; Russia; Germany; Egypt; Great Britain
Nationality German; European; American; Jewish
Ships USS Varuna
People Cohen, Henry (1863-1952); Hitler, Adolf; Hashone, Rosh; Zangwill, Israel; Patton, General George
Keywords religion, Jewish, Nazis, Zionism, government, emigrant, settlement, citizenship, civil rights, refugee, shopping, cemetery, Synagogue, politics, employment, law, education, health and sickness, murder, finance, relief, charity, army, navy, Red Cross, newspaper, languages, science, death, military, demographics, Benevolent Society, Greek Orthodox Church, education, cotton, commerce, orphan, steamboat, death, women, family
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