James Simon
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Jannes James Martin Simon (1880 - 1944)

Jannes James Martin (James) Simon
Born in Berlin, Germanymap
Husband of — married 1 May 1907 in Berlin, Germanymap
Died in Auschwitz Death Campmap
Profile last modified | Created 9 Mar 2015
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James was born September 29, 1880 in Berlin, Stadt Berlin, Germany.[1] He married Anna Levy May 1, 1907 in Berlin, Germany[2] and they had two children, Ulrich Ernst and Jörn Martin. James, a professional pianist,[3]

lived in Berlin until he emigrated to Niederlande on April 1, 1933. He was deported from Westerbork on April 5, 1944 to the Theresienstadt ghetto in Czechoslavakia, then moved to the Auschwitz extermination camp on October 12, 1944. He died there, probably within a few days of his arrival on October 14, 1944, but definitely sometime before the end of World War II, when he was officially declared dead.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Gedenkbuch, (accessed March 22, 2015), record for James Simon.
  2. Wikipedia, James Simon (composer) (accessed March 22, 2015).
  3. Geni, family of James Simon (accessed March 22, 2015), private family tree. A more reliable source for this information is required.
  • Music and the Holocaust, (accesed March 22, 2015), article about James Simon.
  • Lost Composers and Theorists Project of the Center for Schenkerian Studies at the University of North Texas (accessed March 22, 2015).
  • JTA, "Czech Cellist Spreads Works of Little-known Jewish Composers" (accessed March 22, 2015).
  • Memorial Book, Das Bundesarchiv directory of Victims of the Persecution of Jews under the National Socialist Tyranny in Germany 1933 - 1945 (accessed March 25, 2015)

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