91-year-old Holocaust survivor dies in car crash

Henny Simon, a 91-year-old Holocaust survivor, died in a car crash near her home in Colchester, Connecticut.

Henny Simon, a 91-year-old Holocaust survivor, was the victim of a car crash.

Simon was known in Connecticut as a Holocaust survivor who often shared her story at local schools, community centers and churches.

State police say Simon’s car left the road and crashed into a tree near her Colchester home on Tuesday afternoon. She died at the hospital. The crash remains under investigation.

The Bulletin of Norwich reports Simon grew up in Hanover, Germany, and was sent to Nazi concentration camps in Latvia and Poland. She came to the US after World War II and was reunited with her father, who had received a visa to go to China early in the war. Her mother was murdered by the Nazis. She said it was 40 years before she could speak about “the horrors of the Holocaust.”

One of Simon’s appearances was at the Pawcatuck Middle School in June 2014 as part of a Holocaust unit for eighth graders. “You hope it will never happen again, but it easily can happen again,” Simon told the students. “It’s important for us to be here to tell students that they have to stand up against all the bullying, all the hate.”

Funeral services are scheduled for Friday.



By: AP and World Israel News Staff