1970 - 1974

Julius Kahn

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Name in US
Julius Kahn
Date of Birth - Note
July 22, 1905
Country of Birth
Germany
City of Birth
Niederzissen
Sibling(s) Name(s)

Max Kahn
(1901-1942, Auschwitz)

Frieda Kahn (Hermann Berger)
(1902-1998)
Emigrated to Selma, AL

Salomon Kahn (Grete [Margarete] Friedman, born 1907, from Ludwigsburg, Germany)
(1904-1993)
Emigrated to Palmira, Colombia then later moved to Cali, Colombia

Jetta Kahn (Leo Abraham)
(1907-1942 Maly Trosinec)
Daughter, Ruth, also died at Maly Trostinec.

Julia Kahn
(1909-1909)

Lina Kahn
(1910-1942, Auschwitz)

Dorothea (Dora) Kahn (Ludwig Lewy)
(1912-1981)
Emigrated to Shanghai, then to Selma, AL

Sally Kahn
(1914-1973)
Emigrated to Shanghai, then to Palmira, Colombia

Spouse(s) Name(s)

Never married

Religious Identity (Prewar)
Jewish
Religious Identity (Postwar)
Jewish
Other Experiences

Julius’s parents, Josef and Minna Kahn, were sent to Theresienstadt. Josef died there. Minna was then sent to Auschwitz where she was killed.

Julius also lost three siblings at the hands of the Nazis: two in Auschwitz and one with her husband and child at Maly Trostinec outside of the Minsk Ghetto.

Julius emigrated to Shanghai, China in 1939 with his brother Sally and his sister and brother-in-law, Dora and Ludwig Lewy. After the war he left Shanghai and went to Selma, where he and Dora and Ludwig Lewy were sponsored by his sister and brother-in-law, Frieda and Hermann Berger of Selma. Sally went on to Colombia, where his brother Salomon lived.

Year / City / Ship to US
January 21, 1947 / San Francisco / SS General Gordon
Date Moved to Alabama
1947
Alabama City of Residence
Selma
Date of Death
August 28, 1974
City of Death
Selma
City of Burial / Cemetery
Selma, AL / Live Oak Cemetery
Dates Lived in Alabama
1947-1974