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SS St. Louis Passengers

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  • Klara Sommer (c.1877 - c.1956)
  • Ilse Simon (1928 - 1943)
    Ilse Simon was born on March 8, 1928, in Quakenbrück, Osnabrück, Hanover, Germany, youngest daughter of the four daughters of Karl and Selma Katz Simon. Ilse, her parents, and sister Edit...
  • Selma Simon (1894 - 1943)
    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 daughte...
  • Karl Simon (1884 - 1943)
    Karl was born on July 5, 1884, in Werlte, Osnabrück, Hanover, Germany. He married Selma Katz and they moved to Cloppenburg, where Karl raised and sold dray horses. He and Selma had four daughter...

The MS St. Louis was a German ocean liner most notable for a single voyage in 1939, in which her captain, Gustav Schröder, tried to find homes for 937 German Jewish refugees after they were denied entry to Cuba, the United States and Canada, until finally accepted to various countries of Europe. Historians have estimated that, after their return to Europe, approximately a quarter of the ship's passengers died in Concentration Camps.

Geni.com researchers are encouraged to post profiles of relatives who sailed aboard the SS St. Louis.

For more information, please see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MS_St._Louis, http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Holocaust/stlouis.html, and http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10005267 .