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Harry Zohn, Austrian author, educator. Decorated officer's cross Order Merit (Federal Republic Germany) 1960; Cross of Honor for Science and Art (Republic of Austria) 1984; Gold Medal of Honor, City of Vienna, 1994; recipient Art prize Wolfgang Altendorf Cultural Foundation, 1991, Ring of HOnor, City of Vienna.


Zohn, Harry was born on November 21, 1923 in Vienna, Austria. Son of Abraham Leon and Adele (Awin) Zohn. came to the United States, 1940, naturalized, 1945.


Bachelor, Suffolk University, Boston, 1946. Master of Arts in Education, Clark University, 1947. AM, Harvard University, 1949.

Doctor of Philosophy, Harvard University, 1952. Doctor of Letters (honorary), Suffolk University, 1976.


Credit investigator, Credit Bureau Greater Boston, 1941-1946;teaching fellow in German, Harvard University, 1947-1951;member of faculty, Brandeis U., 1951-1996;professor German, Brandeis U., 1967-1996;department chairman Germanic and Slavic languages, Brandeis U., 1967-1977, 87-90;chairman School Humanities county, Brandeis U., 1978-1979;chairman graduate program in literature studies, Brandeis U., 1981-1984;professor German emeritus, Brandeis U., since 1996. Executive director Goethe Society New England, 1963-1968.



Member advisory committee foreign languages Commonwealth Massachusetts, 1961-1964. Trustee Suffolk University, 1978-1981, 83–. Member American Association Teachers German (president Massachusetts chapter 1954-1959), American Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association Center, Austro-American Association Boston (chairman board directors since 1965), International Stefan Zweig Society (vice president 1957-1990), International Arthur Schnitzler Association (vice president since 1978), Austrian Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association Club, International Franz Werfel Society (chairman board directors since 1995), Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association Center German-Speaking Writers Abroad, New England Modern Language Association (past secretary-treasurer, chairman Massachusetts chapter, board directors).


Married Judith Ann Gorfinkle, September 3, 1962. Children: Steven David, Marjorie Eve.

Abraham Leon Zohn

Adele (Awin) Zohn

Judith Ann Gorfinkle

Steven David Zohn

Marjorie Eve Zohn