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Memoirs of a First Generation American

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Memoirs of a First Generation American
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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.moreless
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