Simon Katz

Simon Katz
Born 1930 in Munkács, Czechoslovakia As a young teen, he survived deportation to Auschwitz, forced labor at Fürstengrube sub camp, the harrowing Death March, and the hellish conditions of Nordhausen concentration camp.


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Simon, age 13, in Munkacs. His city was part of Czechoslovakia until 1938, when it was annexed by Hungary.
Simon Katz (far left) with his mother and seven siblings before the Holocaust. Only he and his father survived. They lost everything in the war, but his father carried this picture with him.
Simon Katz (second row, second from left) before the Holocaust. After the war, 15-year-old Simon returned to his hometown, Munkacs, and was reunited with his father (far right). Their family home and land had been taken over by Gentiles. His father opened a food business across the street and started over. He remarried a woman 22 years his junior who was also a survivor. Three years later, Simon married her younger sister, Helena.
Simon Katz (4th row, 4th from the right) with his classmates before the war. This photo was a gift to him by a Gentile friend.
Simon’s Gentile school friend gifted him with this class photo from before the war.
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