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Edith Simon Rosenthal papers

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    Edith Simon Rosenthal papers

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    The collection includes a family photograph album and Edith Simon Rosenthal's birth, vaccination, and naturalization certificates documenting the lives of the Simon family from Leipzig, Germany before World War II and their immigration to the United States.
    inclusive:  1923-1946
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Ellen, Erin, and Mark Rosenthal
    Collection Creator
    Edith Rosenthal
    Edith Simon (1923-2009) was born on February 26, 1923, in Leipzig, Germany, to William and Margaret (Grete) Maerker Simon. Grete’s parents were Louis and Hedwig Weil Maerker. Edith had two sisters, Lotte, born in 1925, and Gerda, born in 1921. Grete and Willy married in Bernburg and settled in Leipzig where Willy operated a prosperous real estate and mortgage business. His business did well even during the difficult economic conditions of the 1920s. But after Hitler’s rise to power in 1933 with the growing persecution of Jews and boycotts of their businesses, her father's business began to fail. The family left Germany for the United States in 1937 and settled in Philadelphia. She married Harry Rosenthal and they had two children. Many family members were deported to Theresienstadt and other concentration camps where they were killed.

    Physical Details

    German English
    1 folder
    1 oversize box
    System of Arrangement
    The collection is arrranged as a single series.

    Rights & Restrictions

    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.

    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Rosenthal, Edith Simon.

    Administrative Notes

    The papers were donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2005 by Mark, Ellen and Erin Rosenthal.
    Record last modified:
    2023-02-24 14:16:54
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