Dr. Jerome Klein honors his paternal grandfather, Solomon Klein, who was born in
Budapest, Hungary. According to his grandson, he came from “upper middle-class Hungarian
Jews, owners of various privately owned stores. My grandfather, Solomon Klein, was
a chemist….They lived until 1942, when the Nazis brought horror and grief into their
happy lives.” Solomon Klein was the father of a number of children, many of whom
were able to leave Hungary before the Holocaust. Solomon Klein died at Auschwitz
sometime between 1942 and 1943.