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James Simon Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 5930

Scope and Content Note

The collection is primarily made up of the unpublished musical compositions of James Simon. There is one folder of biographical information.

The compositions were apparently sent to Toni Appelbaum / Apel, who emigrated from Berlin to the United States with her husband and daughter in 1937. Virtually all the compositions are affectionately and intimately inscribed to Toni. Folder one contains several postcards from Simon to Toni, Simon's obituary, several photographs, and a program advertising his work.

Dates

  • 1931-1945

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

James Simon was born in 1880 in Berlin. He studied music in Berlin and Munich and is regarded as a "lost" late romantic composer. In 1933 he emigrated via Switzerland to Amsterdam, where he stayed until his deportation in 1941 to Theresienstadt. He was killed in Auschwitz in 1944.

Extent

0.50 Linear Feet

Abstract

The collection is primarily made up of the unpublished musical compositions of James Simon. There is one folder of biographical information.

Other Finding Aid

Original inventory of songs is in folder 1.
Title
Guide to the James Simon Collection, 1931-1945  AR 5930
Status
In Progress
Author
Processed by Julie Dawson
Date
© 2011
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • April 16, 2012 : 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