Sunday 8 January 2017


ARN COHEN (b. 1859)
            He was born in a town in Grodno district, Russian Poland.  He was active in the revolutionary movement in Tsarist Russia.  In 1906 he moved to Copenhagen, Denmark, where he was active among the Jewish immigrants from Russia.  He was a member of the local Jewish community council, and he was one of the first contributors and, for a time, editor of Dos vokhen blat (The weekly newspaper) in Copenhagen (1911-1921).  He published (using such pen names as Arn Hakoyen and Hazokn) articles, essays about books, and translations from Russian and German. In 1921 he made his way to South Africa.  His subsequent career remains unknown.

Sources: Information from Elemeylekh Tshesno in New York.
Khayim Leyb Fuks

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