Adolf Neumann and Margot Cahn: diaries

Language of Description
Alt. Identifiers
  • 71108
1 Jan 1928 - 31 Jan 1949
Level of Description
  • German
  • English
EHRI Partner

Biographical History

Dr Adolf Neumann, born on 13 August 1878, was director and part owner of the literary publishing firm Ruetten & Loening in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Adolf and Margot Cahn met on 10 June 1933. Both, Adolf's and Margot's diaries stop in November 1938, just before the November pogroms ('Kristallnacht'). Adolf fled to Oslo whilst Margo emigrated to England in 1939. In 1942 Adolf went to Sweden to work for Norstedt publishers. He got married in April 1943 and had plans to emigrate to the USA.


Adolf Neumann & Margot Cahn: Diaries, 1 box

Donated February 2003

Donor: Nicholas Callow

Scope and Content

This collection contains the diaries of Margot Cahn (1928-1949) (1674/1-23) and Dr Adolf Neumann (1933-1938) (1674/24-29), who met in 1933 documenting their daily lives, meetings and social events in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, until the November pogroms in 1938. Shortly after this event they both emigrated to different countries, Margot to England and Adolf to Scandinavia. Margot Cahn's life in London can be traced through her diaries until 1949.

The diaries include poetry and contain memorabilia such as photographs, press cuttings, programmes as well as pressed flowers and leaves.

Conditions Governing Access


Related Units of Description

  • See Photo Archive: NB314




This description is derived directly from structured data provided to EHRI by a partner institution. This collection holding institution considers this description as an accurate reflection of the archival holdings to which it refers at the moment of data transfer.