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Simon Langner papers

Document | Digitized | Accession Number: 1995.A.0154

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    The Simon Langner papers contain primarily immigration and legal documents related to Simon Langner, a Holocaust survivor. Included are a World ORT machinist’s trade certificate, an identity card, an affidavit and testimony for Simon, and a court ruling for reparations. Also included are a copy of his brother’s Abram Langner’s birth certificate, and a photograph of Simon.
    inclusive:  1948-1967
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum collection, gift of Rose Gelbart
    Collection Creator
    Simon Langner
    Simon Langner was born in August, 1905 in Kalisz, Poland to Heinrich and Sofia Langner. He had at least three siblings; Stella Langner Grosman Gerszanowicz, Abram Langner, and Rysia Langner. After the invasion of Poland by Nazi Germany, Simon lived in the Łódź ghetto, where he met and married Paula Magnuszewska in 1939, and the couple had a child in 1940. In 1942, the couple were sent to the Rzeszów ghetto, where Paula was ordered to the labor office for mandatory labor, and in doing so would require her to give her child away to an asylum. Instead, Paula volunteered for the gas chamber, and was sent with her child to the Majdanek concentration camp, where they were both killed. Simon, meanwhile was sent to Płaszów concentration camp in 1942, and was later sent to Mauthausen in 1944, where he remained until he was liberated. Simon later lived in Munich, where he became a locksmith and obtained his machinists training certificate in 1950.

    Physical Details

    English German
    1 folder
    System of Arrangement
    The Simon Langner papers are arranged as a single series.

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    Conditions on Access
    There are no known restrictions on access to this material.
    Conditions on Use
    Material(s) in this collection may be protected by copyright and/or related rights. You do not require further permission from the Museum to use this material. The user is solely responsible for making a determination as to if and how the material may be used.

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    Administrative Notes

    The Simon Langner papers were donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum by Rose Gelbart, the niece of Simon Langner, in 1995.
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