Berta Hess-Cohn and Alfred Cohn
Berta Hess-Cohn and her brother Alfred Cohn founded a publishing house in Switzerland after their arrival in 1940.
Berta had been working at her husband’s publishing house I. Hess & Co., which specialized in business and administrative law. She took over management after her husband died in 1937. At that point, she also took care of the Aryanization. The company should already be aryanized in 1933 but they had personal connections so they got a special permit. To save it for a while they had to sell some financially important journals e.g. the Zeitschrift Steuer und Wirtschaft.
- Fischer, Ernst: Verleger, Buchhaendler und Antiquare aus Deutschland und Oesterreich in der Emigration nach 1933: ein biographisches Handbuch / von Ernst Fischer. - Stuttgart : Verband Deutscher Antiquare, 2011