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Erich Simon Collection.

 Collection
Identifier: AR 6495

Scope and Content Note

The collection comprises two groups of photographs, the first being family photographs and the second photographs from Erich Simon's time spent on the Eastern front in World War I.

Most of these photographs were made in and around Vilnius. The Vilnius city photographs are original works and include several showing the Jewish quarter, including the Shulhof, the Vilna Gaon's tomb, and several Jewish street scenes. The family prayer book was removed to the library but a photocopy of the inside flap recording the births of the three sons Erich, Hugo, and Herbert, is in folder 1. There is also a clipping in folder 2 from the Israelitisches Familienblatt regarding Erich Simon's Iron Cross award (1917).

Dates

  • 1860s-1959

Creator

Language of Materials

This collection is in German.

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Access Information

Collection is digitized. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.

Use Restrictions

There may be some restrictions on the use of the collection. For more information, contact:

Leo Baeck Institute, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011

email: lbaeck@lbi.cjh.org

Biographical Note

Erich Simon was born in 1885 in Jastrow in West Prussia. His father, Hermann Simon, was a cigar manufacturer. Erich fought in World War I on the Eastern front and was awarded the Iron Cross first class. Erich Simon emigrated to the United States, his brother Hugo was killed in Auschwitz in 1945.

Extent

2 Folders

Abstract

The collection comprises two groups of photographs, the first being family photographs and the second photographs from Erich Simon's time spent on the Eastern front in World War I.

Separated Material

The prayer book Das Gebetbuch der Israeliten (Michael Sachs, 1882 ) has been removed to the LBI Library.

World War I medals have been removed to the LBI Arts and Objects Collection.
Title
Guide to the Erich Simon Collection, 1860s-1959  AR 6495
Status
In Progress
Author
Processed by Julie Dawson
Date
© 2012
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • January 11, 2013 : Links to digital objects added in Container List.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

Contact:
15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States