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Georg Cohn, 1946. Courtesy Emily Cohn Roi
In 1913, when Georg Cohn was 26 years old, having specialized in International Law, he was accepted to a position in the Danish Foreign Ministry.
The Foreign Ministry was at the time a small establishment, rather like a club for members of the noble families. When World War I broke out in 1914, Georg Cohn became one of the central players in the successful effort to maintain Denmark’s neutrality.
He was also prominent in arranging help for wounded prisoners-of-war sent by the belligerents to neutral countries to recuperate.
In recognition of his services, King Christian X bestowed upon him in 1919 the prestigious knighthood of the Order of Dannebrog. He also received an award from the Danish Red Cross citing his “help to prisoners-of-war 1914-1919”. In 1922, he received another award, from the Austrian Red Cross.
Read the full story of Georg Cohn as wriiten by his daughter Emilie Cohn Roi:
Georg Cohn Named on Polish
U.S. Arbitration Commission
December 8, 1930
Washington (Dec. 6) JTA
Georg Cohn, Counselor of International Law of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at Copenhagen, has been designated Joint Commissioner on the Treaty of Arbitration and Conciliation between the United States and Poland, it was announced by the State Department here today.
The other Commissioners are George W. Wickersham, General J. B. M. Hertzog, Prime Minister of South Africa, Jan Mrzowski and General Johan Laidoner. Counselor Cohn was the joint choice of both governments.