Circumnavigating africa
Dr. Hermann Cohn 1869-1933

    Hermann Cohn and Albert Einstein were known to each other.  Kohn  was a very much respected Justice, or Judge in Germany during the 1920’s until his death in 1933.  A chance meeting with his grand-daughter made possible the loan of two family albums, and making them available for all to see.

    Cohn, with his son, took a steamship journey down the Atlantic coast to Gibraltar, then the length of the Mediterranean Sea, through the Suez Canal and finally circumnavigating Africa and returning to Hamberg, Germany.

    Additional family history will be added to this site as it becomes available.  The importance of these photos is influenced by the knowledge that Cohn was a friend of Einstein.

This photo was taken in Germany and is dated 1913, the location is unknow.  At the right centre of this photo, is the maternal grandmother and beside her the mother of the contributor of these photos.

The identity of the child in the coach has yet to be identified, but is related to this family.

Cohn-Circumnavigation of Africa in 1922
Cohn-Arctic Tour in 1929