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Selma Simon (Katz)

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Bad Arolsen, Kassel, Hesse, Germany
Death: Died in Sobibór, Włodawa County, Lublin Voivodeship, Poland
Cause of death: Perished in Shoah
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Jacob Katz and Ida Katz
Wife of Karl Simon
Mother of <private> Heinemann (Simon); Edith Babitch; <private> Gernsheimer (Simon) and Ilse Simon

Managed by: Judith Ann Berlowitz
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About Selma Simon

Selma Katz was born on December 21, 1894, in Bad Arolson, daughter of Jacob and Ida Katz. She married Karl Simon and they lived in Cloppenburg and had four daughters. Selma and Karl, along with daughters Edith and Ilsa, were passengers on the ill-fated SS St. Louis and were sent to Holland after all their belongings had been unloaded in Havana Harbor. They were interned in Arnem and Westbork camps before their final deportation to Sobibor, with Edith narrowly escaping and surviving. See http://www.readingjewishcommunity.org/local_includes/downloads/37004.pdf, p. 7, for details, as described by daughter Hildegard.

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Selma Simon's Timeline

1894
May 21, 1894
Bad Arolsen, Kassel, Hesse, Germany
1922
1922
Age 27
Cloppenburg, Niedersachsen, Germany
1928
March 8, 1928
Age 33
Quakenbrück, Lower Saxony, Germany
1943
May 21, 1943
Age 49
Sobibór, Włodawa County, Lublin Voivodeship, Poland
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