Memoirs of a First Generation American

SUN, AUG 23, 2009 (1:06:10)

Atlanta's Juvenile Court Judge Aaron Cohn, accompanied by his daughter, Gail, discusses his book, Memoirs of a First Generation American. The son of Jewish immigrants who fled the Russian pogroms in 1906, Cohn came of age in a Jewish neighborhood in Columbus, GA. As a major in the 3rd Cavalry, the spearhead of XX Corps, he fought his way from Normandy across France and broke through German defenses at Metz as the Nazi army retreated. He liberated a concentration camp in Austria. After the war Cohn worked as a lawyer, coached children, and stood for religious tolerance and civil rights. He is America's longest serving juvenile court judge.

+ BIO: Aaron Cohn

Aaron Cohn is the son of Jewish immigrants who fled the Russian pogroms in 1906. He came of age in a Jewish neighborhood in Columbus, GA. As a major in the 3rd Cavalry, the spearhead of XX Corps, he fought his way from Normandy across France and broke through German defenses at Metz, as the Nazi army retreated. He liberated a concentration camp in Austria. After the war Cohn worked as a lawyer, coached children, and stood for religious tolerance and civil rights. Cohn is America's longest serving juvenile court judge.

+ BIO: Gail Cohn

Gail earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from the University of Georgia and a Master of Science degree in Human Resource Management from National Louis University. She has also completed mediation training and extensive human resource development including classes sponsored by the American Management Association, Creative Training Techniques, University of Mississippi, The Einstein Consulting Group, and Georgia State's Consortium on Negotiation and Conflict Resolution. In addition, Gail has facilitation certification from Learning International, Zinger Miller, Performax and the Anti-Defamation League's "A World of Difference" program. She also hosts a chat radio show called "Book Talk with Gail" on Radio Sandy Springs.

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Breman Jewish Heritage Museum
Series
Holocaust Remembrance Series
Jewish Culture Series
Ken Burns: The War Series