Finding aid for the Nora and Solomon Simon Papers


Repository: Western Reserve Historical Society
Creator: Simon, Nora and Solomon
Title: Nora and Solomon Simon Papers
Dates: 1915-1993
Extent: 0.20 linear feet (1 container)
Abstract: Nora Katz Simon (1903-1996), a German-born Jewish woman, immigrated from the German Reich to the United States in the late 1930s. While living in New York City, she met Solomon Simon (1901-1988), a fellow German-born Jew, who had recently fled the German Reich as well. After moving from New York City to Cleveland, Ohio, they married in 1940. From the United States they sent financial support to Nora's family, especially her uncle, Leopold Katz, who was able to flee Nazi Germany and escape to the Netherlands in 1938, from where he eventually made his way to Palestine. In Palestine, Leopold witnessed the founding of the state of Israel, where he remained together with Nora's father and their families. Both of them kept in close contact with Nora and Solomon, documented by the correspondence present in this collection. Nora survived her husband, who died in 1988, by nine years. The collection consists of certificates, correspondence, an obituary, and a will.
MS Number MS 5150
Location: closed stacks
Language: The records are in English and German