The Music of James Simon

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James Simon was German Jewish composer who died in the holocaust. He wrote some beautiful music that I've never heard. I was wondering how to find it.  Also, I don't fully know where and when his wife died. Can anyone help with Switzerland searches?
WikiTree profile: James Simon
in Genealogy Help by D. Bodenheimer G2G Crew (680 points)

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According to Wikipedia most of his compositions remain unperformed. There was, however a "tour" back in 2007, in remembrance of Jewish composer, Jaromir Weinberger, but also featured other composer's works on the program. One of which was James Simon (Lamento 1938 - Czech premiere).

Now I don't know what is being said in this video, but it is the only thing I could find when trying to locate a recording of Simon's work. It is a video of the celloist and pianist from that tour...

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnvof7cyC1E
by Greg Simon G2G5 (5.1k points)
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Hi D,

Welcome to WikiTree - I am oh-so-glad to meet you here!

We have a Holocaust project and I just added the correct category and template tags for it to James Simon's profile.

We also have a Notables project.  Please see the project page at:  http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:Notables and contact one of the project managers about getting James Simon added to that project, as well.

I can promise you that the Holocaust project members will attempt to provide a meaningful biography for James Simon that includes as much information about him that can be found, along with the sources of it.

Here at WikiTree, the thing we do best is to collaborate.  Lots of people have lots of different skills and they all contribute whatever it is they do best to improve profiles.

If you want to join the Holocaust project - we'd love to have you - check the project page at http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:Holocaust and contact a project leader to join.

by Gaile Connolly G2G6 Pilot (817k points)

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