Luft family

 

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Schmuhl   Schmuhl was the father of David, below. At the time (1700’s) most Jews did not use family names.

  1. -   David LUFT ( - 1836) & UNNAMED

  2.    Leibusch David (Lewin) LUFT (1791, Krojanke - 4 March 1835, Flatow) & Gelicksche/Glücksche KIEWE (1795, Flatow - )  David Luft was a Tailor

  3.    David LUFT** (29 November 1817, Flatow - ) & Beile LUFT

        David Luft married Beile Luft, who was probably his cousin (see comments under Machol David Luft, below)

  1. -   Nuhme LUFT (18 August 1841, Flatow - 7 May 1843, Flatow)

  2. -   Manasse LUFT (12 February 1843, Flatow - )

  3. -   Michle LUFT (13 December 1844, Flatow - )

  4. -   Süsmann LUFT (20 November 1846, Flatow - )

  5.    Kiewe (or Akiba. Later Carl) LUFT (24 May 1819, Flatow - 7 May 1903, New York, NY) & Pauline Feigelschen (Vögelchen) HEIDE (25 July 1809, Flatow - 4 March 1884, Flatow)

  6. -   David LUFT (15 August 1841, Flatow - 26 July 1903, New York, NY) & Minna JACOBUS (15 August 1844 - 12 January 1929, New York, NY)

        The descendants of this David Luft are not listed due to permission issues. The family immigrated to New York in 1886.  Please contact me directly for more information on them.

  1. -   Nuhme LUFT (3 November 1843, Flatow - 16 January 1845, Flatow)

  2. -   Levy (?) LUFT (15 November 1845, Flatow - )

  3. -   Abraham LUFT (May 1848, Berlin - 13 November 1931, Bronx, NY) & Henriette ABRAHAM (1852, Berlin - ) Abraham Luft and his family came to New York in 1886.

  4.    Lena LUFT (May 1877, Berlin - ) & Herman GETZ

  5.    Gretchen (Kate) LUFT* (17 March 1878, Berlin - 13 March 1945, Brooklyn, NY) & LACHMAN

  6.    Edward LACHMAN (about 1900, Canada - 16 August 1935, Brooklyn, NY)

  7.    Gretchen (Kate) LUFT* (17 March 1878, Berlin - 13 March 1945, Brooklyn, NY) & Edward NEWBY ( - 2 October 1960) See photo, left.

  8.    Anna NEWBY

  9.    Thomas NEWBY (24 December 1918, Brooklyn, NY - 26 March 1996, Queens, NY) & Nell BOCCIA (19 Nov. 1922, Brooklyn, NY - )

  10. -   Thomas NEWBY (1944 - ) & Margaret Mary BAESSLER (1945 - )

  11.     Thomas NEWBY (1969 - )

  12.     Jon NEWBY (1977 - )

  13.     Margaret Mary NEWBY (1982 - )

  14.     Michael NEWBY (1985 - )

  15. -   Stephen NEWBY (1948 - 1948)

  16. -   Michael NEWBY (1950 - ) & Carolyn SMOLINSKY (1953 - )

  17.     Lisa NEWBY (22 April 1972 - 22 April 1972)

  18.     Christopher NEWBY (1974 - )

  19.     Erik NEWBY (1975 - )

  20.     Daniel NEWBY (1982 - )

  21.     Matthew NEWBY (1985 - )

  22.     David NEWBY (1990 - )

  23. -   Kathryn Ann NEWBY (1956 - ) & Otto CORDOBA (6 October 1953 - 22 November 2000)

  24.     Victoria Ann CORDOBA (1982 - )

  25. -   Christine NEWBY (1960 - )

  26. -   Steven NEWBY (1963 - ) & Karen LYNCH (1963 - )

  27.     Megan NEWBY (1989 - )

  28.     James NEWBY (1993 - )

  29.    Emma Laura NEWBY (1 April 1909, Brooklyn, NY - 9 January 1974, Brooklyn, NY) & Alexander Francis BARTLING (15 June 1903, Brooklyn, NY - 2 September 1966, Brooklyn, NY)

  30. -   Allen BARTLING & Rosa BARTLING

  31.     Allen BARTLING

  32.     Emmaline BARTLING

  33.     Nicholas BARTLING

  34. -   Daniel A. BARTLING (8 November 1928, Brooklyn, NY - 6 July 1996, Queens, NY) & Cynthia

  35.     Cathy BARTLING

  36.     Bonnie BARTLING

  37. -   Robert A. BARTLING* (14 April 1932, Brooklyn, NY - 29 December 1978, Brooklyn, NY) & Patricia McLAUGHIN (4 December 1933, Brooklyn, NY - 1 September 1973, Brooklyn, NY)

  38.     Robert BARTLING

  39.     Karen BARTLING

  40.     Steven BARTLING

  41.     Kevin BARTLING

  42.     Susan BARTLING

  43. -   Robert A. BARTLING* (14 April 1932, Brooklyn, NY - 29 December 1978, Brooklyn, NY) & Sue

  44.     Dawn BARTLING

  45.     Brian BARTLING

  46. -   Irene BARTLING* (1934 - ) & Anthony SPINELLI (7 September 1932, Brooklyn, NY - 11 June 1991, Long Island, NY)

  47.     Anthony SPINELLI (1957 - ) & Lena VISTA

  48.     Michelle L. SPINELLI (1984 - )

  49.     Michael SPINELLI (1961 - ) & Lucille

  50.     Michael A. SPINELLI (1988 - )

  51.     Mark A. SPINELLI (1989 - )

  52.     Matthew T. SPINELLI (1994 - )

  53.     Edward SPINELLI (1963 - ) & Cheryl MONES

  54.     Edward A. SPINELLI (1989 - )

  55.     Tyler J. SPINELLI (1992 - )

  56.     Rebeckah SPINELLI (1998 - )

  57.     Stephen SPINELLI (1965 - ) & Deborah CANVRIE

  58.     Stephen A. SPINELLI (1997 - )

  59.     Anthony V. SPINELLI (1998 - )

  60.     Donna SPINELLI (1967 - ) & Robert McCANN

  61.     Ashley N. McCANN (1992 - )

  62.     Amanda L. McCANN (1997 - )

  63.     Irene SPINELLI (1970 - ) & Scott MEYERS

  64.     Kristina M. MEYERS (1994 - )

  65.     James A. MEYERS (1999 - )

  66.     Andrew T. MEYERS (2001 - )

  67.     Debbie SPINELLI (1959 - ) & Rocco TARULLI

  68.     Justine M. TARULLI (1982 - )

  69.     Monique E. TARULLI (1986 - )

  70.     Gabrielle D. TARULLI (1990 - )

  71. -   Irene BARTLING* (1934 - ) & Joe VARCA

  72. -   George BARTLING* (1937 - ) & Helen (6 October 1940, Brooklyn, NY - 5 January 1997, Farmingville, NY)

  73.     Vinny BARTLING

  74.     Kevin BARTLING

  75.     George BARTLING

  76.     John BARTLING

  77. -   George BARTLING* (1937 - ) & Rene (1927 - )

  78. -   Kenneth BARTLING (1938 - ) & Dorothy C. GUARRASI (1944 - )

  79.     Kenneth A. BARTLING (1966 - )

  80.     Erika C. BARTLING (1970 - ) & Todd P. MAURO (1970 - )

  81.     Kaylin C. MAURO (1998 - )

  82.     Kira E. MAURO (1999 - )

  83.     Mark D. BARTLING (1975 - )

  84.    Mary Ann NEWBY (24 November 1912, Brooklyn, NY - 30 May 1997, Brooklyn, NY) & Joseph SOTTILE (22 April 1905, Malfa, Italy - 24 April 1991, Brooklyn, NY)

  85. -   Joseph SOTTILE (1930 - )

  86. -   Anthony J. SOTTILE (1935 - ) & Janet T. SCHULTZ

  87.     Anthony J. SOTTILE (1960 - )

  88.     Marie K. SOTTILE (1961 - ) & David WALLS

  89.     David A. WALLS (1987 - )

  90.     Elizabeth A. WALLS (7 November 1989, Dallas, TX - 10 November 1989, Dallas, TX)

  91.     Daniel J. WALLS (1991 - )

  92.     Lisa A. SOTTILE* (1962 - ) & Joseph H. JOHNS

  93.     Lisa A. SOTTILE* (1962 - ) & Shon James SCHLEICHER

  94.     Noah James SCHLEICHER (2001 - )

  95.     Meredith A. SCHLEICHER (1989 - )

  96.     John J. SOTTILE (1963 - ) & Kathleen Anne MORAN

  97.     Joann A. SOTTILE (1995 - )

  98.     Danielle SOTTILE (3 May 1996, Thousand Oaks, CA - 3 May 1996, Thousand Oaks, CA)

  99. -   Michael F. SOTTILE (1933 - )

  100. -   James R. SOTTILE (1948 - ) & Anne Myrtle GUDGEL

  101.     Robert James SOTTILE (1974 - )

  102.     Daniel Richard SOTTILE (1978 - )

  103. -   Mary Joan SOTTILE (1943 - ) & Julius B. CHINI (1937 - )

  104.     Michael David CHINI (1974 - )

  105.     Douglas Andrew CHINI (1978 - )

  106. -   Anne D. SOTTILE (1937 - ) & Al KOSCHAK

  107.     Joanne KOSCHAK (1960 - ) & Bruce HOMESY (1958 - )

  108.     Stephen HOMESY

  109.     Joseph HOMESY

  110.     Debbie KOSCHAK (1962 - ) & Paul FALCONE (1962 - )

  111.     Jaclyn FALCONE

  112.     Paul FALCONE Jr.

  113.     Carol KOSCHAK (1965 - ) & Steven MARSHALL (1974 - )

  114. -   Virginia SOTTILE (1940 - )

  115. -   Edward J. SOTTILE (1931 - ) & Margaret BIDMEAD

  116.     Edward SOTTILE

  117.     Mary Ann SOTTILE

  118.     Virginia SOTTILE

  119.     Linda SOTTILE

  120.     Margaret SOTTILE

  121.     Steven SOTTILE

  122.    William LUFT (August 1880, Berlin - ) & Molly

  123.    Emma LUFT (September 1882, Berlin - )

  124.    Pauline LUFT (May 1884, Berlin - )

  125.    Hattie LUFT (April 1885, Berlin - ) & Harry WEINSTOCK

  126.    Louis LUFT (June 1885, New York, NY - )

  127.    Bertha LUFT (May 1892, New York, NY - )

  128.    Jacob LUFT (August 1896, New York, NY - )

  129.    Hulda LUFT & Frank

  130.    So... LUFT (22 November 1822, Flatow - ) The first name is illegible. It looks like it starts with “So”

  131.    Jacob LUFT (27 July 1830, Flatow - )

  132.    Rebecca LUFT (30 March 1833, Flatow - )

  133.    Machol David LUFT & Ruhle SALOMON

         Hanne and Beile (below) being the daughters of Machol Luft is somewhat speculative. The marriage records of Flatow show Hanne being the daughter of Michael Luft.  This could just be a variation in the spelling of Machol, or an error either in the writing of the name or in my reading of it.  For Beile it is a little more speculative, requiring a bit of deduction.  The records simply show Beile or Berta Luft being married to David Luft.  There are records of three Lufts in Flatow belonging to her father’s generation, Leibusch, Machol, and Samuel.  Leibusch is the father of Beile’s husband David, so he can’t be her father too. Samuel had another daughter named Beile (who married Marcus Klein, see below).  Therefore her father is probably the remaining Luft, Machol.

  1.    Hanne LUFT (about 1824 - ) & Freitel WEISS (about 1823 - ) (married 13 April 1847)

  2.    Beile/Berta LUFT** (?) & David LUFT (29 November 1817, Flatow - )

        Beile or Berta Luft married David Luft, near the top of this page.

  1. -   Nuhme LUFT (18 August 1841, Flatow - 7 May 1843, Flatow)

  2. -   Manasse LUFT (12 February 1843, Flatow - )

  3. -   Michle LUFT (13 December 1844, Flatow - )

  4. -   Süsmann LUFT (20 November 1846, Flatow - )

  5.    Samuel David LUFT (January 1795, Krojanke - 25 March 1869, Flatow) & Branche (Brigitte) KOPPEL (about 1797, Rogasen - 8 April 1881, Krojanke)

  6.    David LUFT (28 November 1824 - 20 October 1828)

  7.    Leihe (Helene) LUFT (2 January 1827 - ) & Moses TAU

  8. -   David TAU & UNNAMED

  9.    Nathan TAU (1870, Krojanke – 1941, Beuthen) & Julie JULIUS (1863 or 1869, Krojanke – about 1942, Auschwitz)

  10.    Max TAU (19 January 1897, Beuthen - 13 March 1976, Oslo, Norway) & Tove FILSETH (1 September 1905, Lillehammer, Norway - )

Max Tau was a writer, editor, and publisher living in Norway. He won the 1950 Peace Prize of the German Book Trade.

  1.    Friedel TAU (1899, Beuthen - ) & REIN

  2.    Fritz TAU (1902 - ) & Ruth

  3.    Schmuhl (Samuel) LUFT (2 May 1828 - ) & Rachel MARGONINSKY

  4.    Noemi LUFT (5 February 1836 - )

  5.    David LUFT (28 November 1836, Krojanke - 4 March 1881, Plienitz) & Henriette COHN (3 May 1833, Plienitz - 17 August 1915)  David Luft was an innkeeper

  6. -   Samuel LUFT (died in Frankfurt an der Oder) & Martha PLACZECK (8 January 1867, Nakel/Naklo - )

  7.    Selma LUFT (2 February 1892 - April 1982, New York, NY) & William BAB (1889 - ) The family came to America in 1938.

  8.    Erica BAB (about 1926 - ) & William NESBITT

  9. -   Pamela NESBITT

  10. -   Elizabeth NESBITT

  11.    Helmut Ferdinand BAB (about 1928 - )

  12. -   Max LUFT (20 December 1866, Plietitz - ) & Martha PLACZECK (8 January 1867, Nakel/Naklo - ) Martha had been married to Max’s brother, Samuel, above. The family went to England in 1939.

  13.    Elsbet LUFT (died in London) & Erich JACKS (died in London)

  14.    Hella JACKS

  15.    Hertha LUFT (12 June 1896, Frankfurt an der Oder - February 1943, Auschwitz) & Hans WIENER (23 June 1889, Schwersenz - February 1943, Auschwitz)

  16. -   Natalie LUFT (5 April 1858, Crone an der Brahe - 23 January 1943, Theresienstadt) & Michael JOSEPHSOHN

  17.    David JOSEPHSOHN (10 August 1924, Berlin - 31 January 1944, Auschwitz)

  18.    Hilda JOSEPHSOHN (3 April 1894, Crone an der Brahe - February 1943, Auschwitz) & Erich BORCHARDT (3 May 1888, Kremmen - February 1943, Auschwitz)

  19.    Inge BORCHARDT (26 August 1927, Berlin - )

  20. -   Robert LUFT & Hedwig Henriette HEYMANN

  21.    Elsa Ruth Julia LUFT (6 January 1905, Frankfurt an der Oder – 1944 Auschwitz) & Kurt FELLERT (1 July 1894, Fürstenberg (Oder) – 1944, Auschwitz)

  22.    RITA FELLERT (6 February 1931, Frankfurt an der Oder – 1944 Auschwitz)

  23.    Lothar FELLERT (6 April 1936, Frankfurt an der Oder – 1944 Auschwitz)

  24.    Günther LUFT (2 November 1913, Frankfurt an der Oder - March 1943, Auschwitz)

  25. -   Sally LUFT (16 December 1869, Prignitz - 22 July 1942, Theresienstadt) & Bertha LANDSHOFF (2 April 1875, Hamburg - 13 January 1943, Theresienstadt)

  26.    Walter LUFT (4 May 1906, Essen - 16 August 1940, Le Vernet, France)

  27.    Herbert Georg LUFT (21 August 1907, Essen - 13 January 1992, Beverly Hills, CA) & Pepi (Paula) FEUER (7 September 1907 - 28 June 1997, Beverly Hills, CA) 

        Growing up in Los Angeles I knew Herbert and Pepi Luft; they visited our home often.  Herbert worked in the movie business, mainly as a film critic. 

  1. -   Caeser (Cäsar) LUFT (4 March 1874, Krojanke - 23 July 1939, Berlin) & Gertrud ARNDT (11 January 1886 - 3 March 1975) Cäser Luft is buried in the Berlin Weissensee Cemetery. See photo at left.

  2.    Dr. Walter David LUFT (15 November 1907, Berlin - January 2008) & Annemarie SCHNEIDER (3 February 1919, Berlin - 20 August 2009, Milford, NY) Walter came to the U.S. in 1939, Annemarie in 1936. They were married in Buffalo, NY in 1940.

  3.    Jill LUFT* (1949, Cooperstown, NY - ) & Dennis BUFFO

  4. -   Shawn David LUFT, born BUFFO (1972 - ) & Kimberly Ann Walker

  5.     Riley Jordan LUFT

  6.     Madison Ann LUFT

  7.    Jill LUFT* (1949 - ) & Chris SMITH

  8.    Jill LUFT* (1949 - ) & Gregory NUNN

  9.    Gerhard LUFT* (30 November 1908, Berlin - about 2000, Austria) & Margot Paula LITTMANN (23 December 1912, Berlin - about 1944, Auschwitz)   Gerhard survived the Theresienstadt and Auschwitz concentration camps. Margot did not.

  10.    Gerhard LUFT* (30 November 1908, Berlin - about 2000, Austria) & Stella DREXLER (about 1907 - about 2007)

  11.    Beile (Bertha/Berta) LUFT (6 May 1840, Tarnowke - 3 June 1908, Krojanke) & Marcus KLEIN (30 October 1829, Krojanke - 21 December 1891, Krojanke)

  12. -   Rosalie (Rulle) KLEIN (30 October 1856, Tarnowke - ) & Ascher SOMMERFELD ( - 3 July 1908, Krojanke)

  13.    Max SOMMERFELD (died in Chile) & Lotte MENGEL (died in Chile)

  14.    Ruth SOMMERFELD & Bernhard BERDICHESKI

  15. -   Andrés BERDICHESKI & Yael KLEIN

  16.     Anat BERDICHESKI

  17. -   Vivian BERDICHESKI & Hugo LOYOLA

  18.     Antonia LOYOLA (2007 - )

  19.     Sebastián LOYOLA (2009 - )

  20. -   Ricardo BERDICHESKI (1972 - )

  21.    Anni SOMMERFELD ( - 1994, Chile) & Erwin SPICKER

  22. -   Abraham KLEIN (17 August 1864, Krojanke - )

  23. -   Lina KLEIN (16 November 1868, Krojanke - 19 January 1942, Lodz Ghetto) & Bernhard BENDIT (20 January 1866, Lobsens – about 1942, Lodz Ghetto)

  24.    Anna BENDIT (died in Chile) & Hugo KAFFE (died in Chile)

  25.    Siegbert KAFFE & Cely POLAJEWER

  26.    Fritz BENDIT (died in Chile)  & Meta MARKUSE (died in Chile)

  27.    Regina BENDIT (died in Chile)  & Martin ROSENBERG (died in Chile)

        Some of the following names use the Spanish convention of having the father’s last name followed by the mother’s last name.

  1.    Joachim ROSENBERG BENDIT (8 June 1922, Krojanke - 8 September 1998, Santiago, Chile)  & Inge HIRSCHBERG SCHACHMANN (11 June 1933, Berlin - )

  2. -   Lilian ROSENBERG (1955 - )& Guillermo NUDMAN GORDON (1947 - )

  3.     Tania NUDMAN (1980 - ) & David Robert BERLIN ROSENBLUT (1972, Haifa, Israel - )

  4.     Moshe BERLIN (2006 - )

  5.     Sara BERLIN (2007 - )

  6.     Andrea Clarita NUDMAN (1982 - )

  7.     Vanessa NUDMAN (1987 - )

  8.     Natalie NUDMAN (1990 - )

  9.    Siegfried BENDIT (died in Chile) & Lisa SILBERSCHER ( - 1995, Chile)

  10. -   Sarah KLEIN (21 April 1870, Krojanke - 13 March 1944, Santiago, Chile) & Benno GROSS (8 June 1872, Zempelburg - ?, Cottbus)

  11.    Rosa GROSS (28 July 1896, Zempelburg - 16 January 1977, Maabarot, Israel) & Leo BLOCH (2 December 1883, Bentschen - 18 January 1963, Maabarot, Israel)

  12.    Hanni BLOCH (20 June 1923, Berlin - ) & Salomon (Shlomo) AISNER (30 August 1922, Zolkiewka - )

  13. -   Jehoschua AISNER (1950, Petach Tikwah, Israel - ) & Tamar KUBANI (1952, Rechowoth, Israel - )

  14.     Yaniw AISNER (1982,  - )

  15.     Arnon AISNER (1985 - )

  16.     Matan AISNER (1993 - )

  17. -   Dan AISNER (1954 - ) & Dafna ALEXANDROWITSCH (1959 - )

  18.     Carmel AISNER (1986 - )

  19. -   Dorit AISNER (1963 - ) & Akiva DULITZKI later DORON (1950 - )

  20.     Ronnie DORON (1989 - )

  21.     Maya DORON (1992 - )

  22.     Tal DORON (1995 - )

  23. Inge BLOCH (2 December 1930, Berlin - ) & Schraga HEYUM (24 March 1931, Mannheim - 4 April 2004, Haifa)

  24. -   Michal HEYUM (1958 - ) & Jehuda COHEN

  25.     Ortal COHEN (1983 - )

  26.     Carmel COHEN (1988 - )

  27.     Lotan COHEN (1997 - )

  28. -   Gabriela (Gaby) HEYUM (1961 - ) & Baruch KONORTI

  29.     Inbal KONORTI (1984 - ) & Netanel DAHAN

  30.     Lee-Yam DAHAN (2009 - )

  31.     Omri KONORTI (1989 - )

  32.     Eden KONORTI (1995 - )

  33. -   Liora HEYUM (1969 - )

  34.    Max GROSS (23 June 1898, Zempelburg - 30 July 1988, Detroit, MI) & Magda KOSCHINSKY (21 December 1905, Lessen - November 1974, Detroit, MI)

  35.    Harold Bernd GROSS (12 January 1925, Berlin  - )

  36.    Eva GROSS (24 March 1927, Berlin  - ) & Arno

  37.    Siegfried GROSS (26 September 1899, Zempelburg - April 1943, Auschwitz) & Liesbet GUMPERT (14 June 1902, Berlin - April 1943, Auschwitz)

  38.    Anni GROSS (1904, Zempelburg – about 1943, Auschwitz) & Herbert GINTZ (9 March 1903 - January 1943, Auschwitz)

  39.    Heinz GINTZ (5 November 1928, Berlin - July 1943, Auschwitz)

  40.    Fritz GROSS (28 April 1901, Zempelburg -  ?, Los Angeles) & Rosa RIFKIN

  41.    Harald GROSS

  42. -   Sophie KLEIN (6 May 1872, Krojanke - )

  43. -   Samuel (Sally) KLEIN* (11 July 1874, Krojanke - 6 October 1939, Berlin) & Hulda MOSES

  44.    Dagobert KLEIN (12 October 1904, Wirsitz - August 1942, Auschwitz)

  45. -   Samuel (Sally) KLEIN* (11 July 1874, Krojanke - 6 October 1939, Berlin) & Fanny JACOBSOHN (16 November 1889, Heilsberg - 31 May 1956, Santiago, Chile)

  46.    Manfred KLEIN (8 May 1922, Berlin - ) & Gisela GRÜN (12 July 1927, Berlin - )

  47.    Samuel KLEIN (1957 - ) & Fiona REITICH (1963 - )

  48.    Enriqueta KLEIN (1954 - ) & Elias ZAVELEV (1950 - )

  49. -   Bernardo ZAVELEV (1981 - )

  50. -   Daniel ZAVELEV (1984 - )

  51.    Jakob LUFT (Vater Jakob)* (29 July 1847 - 10 October 1929, Berlin) & Jeanette MORGENSTERN (29 March 1844 - 2 May 1898, Berlin)

        Jakob Luft was a merchant and a Cantor. See photos above and at the bottom of the page.

  1. -   Max (der “Älteste”) LUFT* (31 January 1872, Tarnowke - 24 August 1946, Berlin) & Henriette BEHRENDT (10 September 1873, Colberg - 31 March 1911, Berlin)

  2.    Johanna (Hanna) LUFT (22 May 1902, Berlin - August 1943, KZ Auschwitz) & Bernhard WARSZAWSKI (31 Jan 1920 (??) - 0 1943, KZ Auschwitz)

  3.    Hans WARSZAWSKI later Jean WARSZWASKI (31 January 1920 - about 1943, KZ Auschwitz)

  4. -   Max (der “Älteste”) LUFT* (31 January 1872 - 24 August 1946) & Unknown

  5. -   Max (der “Älteste”) LUFT* (31 January 1872, Tarnowke - 24 August 1946, Berlin) & Hedwig Klara TWARDY (18 July 1892, Breslau - 2 May 1977, Berlin)

  6.    Harry LUFT (25 July 1919, Berlin - 23 January 2005, Köln) & Gisela CYCHI (17 December 1925, Berlin - )

  7.    Monika Gabriele LUFT (1946 - ) & Friedrich-Karl THIEL (1943 - )

  8. -   Christopher Wenzel THIEL (1980 - )

  9.    Reinhard Max LUFT* (1948 - ) & Margit BRENNER

  10.    Reinhard Max LUFT* (1948 - ) & Gabriele BUKALL (1949 - )

  11. -   Phillip LUFT (1982 - )

  12. -   David Gabriel LUFT (1985 - )

  13.    Reinhard Max LUFT* (1948 - ) & Maya Claudia MICK (1965 - )

  14. -   Joel Lion LUFT (1997 - )

  15. -   Rabea Rahel LUFT (1999 - )

  16. -   Samuel Jakob LUFT (2006 - )

  17.    Netty Jeanette LUFT* (25 July 1921, Berlin - 24 August 2001, Berlin) & Rudolf-Erwin (Rudi) PINCUS (25 April 1910, Berlin - 4 February 1945, Salza concentration camp)

  18.    Joachim Detlev Georg PINCUS born LUFT (1 Sept. 1941, Berlin - 4 June 2010, Berlin) & Helga Irmgard Ursula JAESCHKE (1935 - )

  19. -   Detlev JAESCHKE (7 July 1952, Berlin - 3 May 2004) &Annette MENZ (2 April 1950, Berlin - 20 September 1998, Berlin)

  20.     Yvonne JAESCHKE (1975 - )

  21.     Pascale René JAESCHKE (1996 - )

  22.    Netty Jeanette LUFT* (25 July 1921, Berlin - 24 August 2001, Berlin) & Walter CORDES (11 July 1920, Hamm - 26 April 1998, Berlin)

  23.    Ilona Gabriele CORDES (20 March 1951, Berlin - 28 March 1951, Berlin)

  24.    Marion CORDES (15 October 1952, Berlin - 15 October 1952, Berlin)

  25.    Gabriele CORDES (15 October 1952, Berlin - 15 October 1952, Berlin)

  26.    Sylvia CORDES (15 October 1952, Berlin - 15 October 1952, Berlin)

  27.    Rainer CORDES (1954 - ) & Regine KUNZE (1957 - )

  28. -   Sandra CORDES (1984 - ) & Torben  OTTO

  29.     Luan Hektor CORDES

  30.    Gerda Henriette LUFT (9 February 1924, Berlin - 14 November 1948, Berlin) & Walter CORDES (11 July 1920, Hamm - 26 April 1998, Berlin) After the death of Gerda, Walter Cordes later married Netty Luft, above.

  31. - Natalie (Tale) LUFT* (15 December 1873, Berlin - 16 May 1944, KZ Auschwitz) & HEIMANN

  32.    Alfred LUFT* (9 February 1893, Dresden - 4 December 1975, Stockholm, Sweden) & Edith Gertrud EISENSTAEDT (7 June 1896, Berlin - February 1943, KZ Auschwitz)

     Alfred Luft, my grandfather, is shown at left.  He owned a textile company in Berlin.  One day the Gestapo came to the business looking for him.  He grabbed his passport, went out the back door, headed for Sweden, and never went back. Why the Gestapo was looking for him is a bit murky.  I’ve heard that it was due to his friendship with a French spy, or maybe it was because his girlfriend was an “Aryan.” In any case, he settled in Stockholm, where he lived until his death in 1975.

  1.    Eva Nanni LUFT (1921 - ) & Gunnar Arthur GLUCKMAN (1922 - )  Eva lived underground in France during WWII. Imprisoned in the Gurs concentration camp in southern France, she escaped just before deportations to Auschwitz and other death camps began. She was hidden for a time by nuns in a convent. For a time she was able to hide by working as a nanny for a French family. She also worked in a restaurant in Nice frequented by German soldiers. After the war she joined her father and siblings in Stockholm; in 1952 she moved to Los Angeles. See photos of her at the bottom of the page.

  2. -   Anita GLUCKMAN (1949 - )

  3. -   Clas GLUCKMAN (1951 - ) & Linda SMOOT  Newlyweds!!!

  4.    Susanne (Susi) Jeanette LUFT (1924 - ) & Paul Louis KLEINSTRASS later KESTER (1925 - )  Susanne was sent to a boarding school in southern Sweden starting in 1935. There she met Paul when he came to the same school in 1939. She moved to Stockholm where her father was living in 1941. In 1948 she immigrated to the U.S., as did Paul. They were married in 1949. See photos of Susanne at the bottom of the page.

  5. -   Daniel John KESTER (1954 - ) This is me (creator of this website) & Anna Gunilla THEANDER (1958 - )

  6.     Anya Rebecca KESTER (1989 - )

  7.     Shiri Sophia KESTER (1991 - )

  8.    Werner Wolf LUFT (2 July 1929, Berlin - 25 January 2005, Golden, CO) & Helene TOITOT (1929 - )

     Werner Luft was an artist and a scientist.  He studied art as a teenager, including in post-war Paris.  There he saw many starving artists, so decided he needed a back-up plan. He studied engineering in Stockholm, then immigrated to the U.S.  He was one of the early researchers into photovoltaic solar cells, publishing a couple of books on the subject, and was instrumental in developing their use for space applications.  He continued painting throughout his life; one of his paintings is shown above.

  1. -   Alyce Jasmine LUFT (1953 - ) & Barry POST (1952 - )

  2.     Madeline Valerie POST (1991 - )

  3. -   Valerie Nadine LUFT (1957 - ) & Marshall Charles NOVACK (1955 - )

  4.     Justine NOVACK (1990 - )

  5.     Jared Mathew NOVACK (1993 - )

  6.    Alfred LUFT* (9 February 1893, Dresden - 4 December 1975, Stockholm, Sweden) & Gertrud (Trudel) MÖGLICH geborene WAGNER (20 January 1906 - 20 February 1973, Stockholm, Sweden)

  7. -   Natalie (Tale) LUFT* (15 December 1873, Berlin - 16 May 1944, KZ Auschwitz) & Joseph TAWRIGOWSKI genannt FRIEDLÄNDER/FRIEDLAND (approx 1874 - 4 January 1948, New York)

        Joseph TAWRIGOWSKI genannt FRIEDLÄNDER was the grandson of Rabbi Nathan Friedland (1808-1873). Together with Rabbi Zvi Hirsch Kalischer, Friedland was one of the original “proto-Zionists,” Zionists fifty years before Theodor Herzl (the “Father of Zionism”).  These early Zionists, mostly Rabbis, based their Zionism on religious arguments, rather than on the secular political arguments of Herzl.

  1.    Charlotte TAWRIGOWSKI genannt/FRIEDLAND* (28 December 1898, Berlin - 28 February 1966, Bremen) & Paul Bernhard SCHULZ (30 August 1895, Berlin-Kreuzberg - 12 September 1956, Berlin)

  2.    Lieselotte SCHULZ (19 February 1919 - 3 February, 2008) & Karl-Heinz FALLDORF (20 October 1921, Bremen - 4 January 1999, Bremen)

  3. -   Klaus Peter FALLDORF* (1946 - ) & Magrit Alke DOHRMANN (1944 - )

  4. -   Klaus Peter FALLDORF* (1946 - ) & Heike Elske WEBER (1955 - )

Much of the information on this page was collected by Klaus.

  1. -   Monika FALLDORF (1947 - ) & Walter SCHIRRMEISTER (1940 - )

  2.     Claudia SCHIRRMEISTER (1970 - ) & Michael KLAHN (1965 - )

  3.     Benjamin KLAHN (1998 - ) 

  4.    Charlotte TAWRIGOWSKI genannt FRIEDLÄNDER/FRIEDLAND* (28 December 1898, Berlin - 28 February 1966, Bremen) & Georg Johann (Schorsch) RUDAU (30 June 1896, Berlin - 28 September 1969, Löhnhorst)

  5.    Veronika (Vera) RUDAU (1928 - ) & Erwin Willi Heinrich SCHMIDT (22 January 1922, Springe - 26 September 1986, Berlin)

Veronika Schmidt is an author writing under the name Vera FRIEDLÄNDER.  Her books include, Man kann nicht eine halbe Jüdin sein (One cannot be a half-Jew) and Späte Notizen.  She was a Professor of German Language at the Humboldt University in Berlin. She is a winner of the Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm Prize for her writing.

  1. -   Jutta SCHMIDT (12 October 1951, Berlin - 21 February 1984, Berlin) & Peter Heinz DAUTH (1949 - ))

  2.     Benjamin DAUTH (1975 - )

  3.     Valentin DAUTH (1981 - )  

  4. -   Herbert SCHMIDT married name HEMKE (1955 - ) & Dagmar HEMKE (1957 - ))

  5.     Bella Dagmar HEMKE (1982 - )

  6.     Felix Herbert HEMKE (1984 - )

  7. -   Ulrich (Ulli) SCHMIDT (1962 - )

  8.    Martin TAWRIGOWSKI genannt FRIEDLAND (24 December 1900, Berlin - 15 January 1995, Bronx, NY) & Jean STEIN ( - March 1984, Bronx, NY)

            Martin immigrated to New York.

  1.    Leonard FRIEDLAND (18 January1940 - 1 December 1999, Colima, Mexico) & Celia AGUILAR (1939 - )

  2. -   Michelle FRIEDLAND (1967 - ) & Johnny VASQUEZ (1961 - )

  3.     Valerie Jean VASQUEZ (1961 - )

  4.     Michael John VASQUEZ (1961 - )

  5. - Buffy FRIEDLAND (1970 - ) & Jeremy M. SLAGLEY (1971 - )

  6.     Amanda SLAGLEY (1994 - )

  7.     Madeline SLAGLEY (1996 - )

  8.     Elizabeth SLAGLEY (2000 - )

  9.     Francis SLAGLEY (2001 - )

  10.     Rosemary SLAGLEY (2004 - )

  11.     Dominic SLAGLEY (2006 - )

  12.     Benedict Martin SLAGLEY (2009 - )

  13.    Martin TAWRIGOWSKI genannt FRIEDLAND (24 December 1900, Berlin - 15 January 1995, Bronx, NY) & Ruth ROLLIN (25 August 1907 - 16 July 1990, Parasmus, NJ)

  14.    Deborah TAWRIGOWSKI genannt FRIEDLAND (11 January 1902, Berlin - March 1943, KZ Auschwitz)

  15.    Edith TAWRIGOWSKI genannt FRIEDLAND (16 January 1905, Berlin - 5 January 1967, Berlin) & Leo WITKOWSKI (17 December 1904, Berlin - )

  16.    Karl-Heinz (Heini) WITKOWSKI* (12 May 1926, Berlin - ) & Elisabeth BRANDT (24 September 1924 - 3 December 1976, Berlin)

  17. -   Michael WITKOWSKI (1948 - )

  18. -   Norbert WITKOWSKI (1952 - )

  19.    Karl-Heinz (Heini) WITKOWSKI* (12 May 1926 - ) & Unknown

  20. -   Natalie (Tale) LUFT* (15 December 1873, Berlin - 16 May 1944, KZ Auschwitz) & Bernhard WILHELM (23 August 1864, Traunburg - )

  21. -   Dorothea (Dora) LUFT* (1 April 1875, Berlin - 25 May 1949, Berlin) & KORN

  22.    Erwin Siegfried KORN* (1 March 1900, Berlin - 19 November 1969, Berlin) & Erna SAGERT (11 June 1900, Landsberg/Gorzow - 21 December 1979, Berlin)

  23.    Vera KORN* (3 June 1922 - ) & Heinz SIEGEL (1 September 1924 - )

  24.    Vera KORN* (3 June 1922 - ) & Günter ARON (1 August 1912, Berlin - 30 October 1982, Berlin)

  25.    Harry KORN (19 June 1928 - ) & Regina BIRNBAUM (22 April 1927 - )

  26. -   Renate KORN (1953 - ) & Klaus SIMON (1943 - )

  27.     Mike SIMON (1970 - )

  28.     Babette SIMON (1971 - )   

  29.    Erwin Siegfried KORN* (1 March 1900 - 19 November 1969) & Charlotte MÜLLER born WEISS (23 February 1908 - )

  30. -   Dorothea (Dora) LUFT* (1 April 1875 - 25 May 1949) & Bernhard NIESLONY

  31. -   Selma LUFT (28 February 1878, Tarnowke - 31 August 1942, KZ Auschwitz) & Max MAKOWSKI (9 October 1870, Warsaw - 2 February 1921, Aachen)

  32.    Alex MAKOWSKI (?, Dortmund - 1978, Laurenberg) & Maria BAHNEN ( - January 1979, Aachen)

  33.    Margot MAKOWSKI* (10 April 1931 - ) & Eugené BOLLYN ( - 30 March 1962)

  34. -   Karin BOLLYN

  35.    Margot MAKOWSKI* (10 April 1931 - ) & Jean SMARS

  36. -   SMARS

  37. -   SMARS

  38. -   SMARS

  39.    Max MAKOWSKI (23 January 1933, Aachen - 1999, Torrox, Spain) & Thea HEINZ (3 July 1935, Düsseldorf - 1997, Torrox, Spain)

  40. -   Robert Theodor Alexander MAKOWSKY* (1955 - ) & Ursula UMANN (1956 - )

  41. -   Robert Theodor Alexander MAKOWSKY* (1955 - ) & Edeltrud GÜNTER (1950 - )

  42.     Sarah MAKOWSKY (1985 - )

  43.     David MAKOWSKY (1985 - )

  44. -   Robert Theodor Alexander MAKOWSKY* (1955 - ) & Ursula UMANN (1956 - )

  45.     Mark Alexander MAKOWSKY (1989 - )

  46.     Lars Oliver MAKOWSKY (1990 - )

  47.     Jan Roman MAKOWSKY (1993 - )

  48.    Joseph Sigmund MAKOWSKI (2 May 1898, Dresden - 28 September 1977, Aachen) & Laura Marie Margarethe (Grete) BOCK (18 December 1896 - 22 August 1989, Aachen)

  49.    Ernestine Marie (Margot) MAKOWSKI* (22 February 1924, Aachen - 19 April 2004, Mönchengladbach) & Willi GÖRTZ (1 December 1921, Aachen - 17 November 2005, Aachen)

  50. -   Dieter Josef GÖRTZ (1946 - ) & Christa KLIPPEL (1950 - )

  51.     Sandra GÖRTZ (1969 - )

  52. -   Käthe Marie Lieselotte GÖRTZ (1953 - ) & LAUSCHER

  53.    Yvonne SCHUMANN (1970 - ) & Mario WOLTER

  54.     Saskia WOLTER

  55.     Ingo SCHUMANN (1972 - )

  56.     Fabian Jean-Claude SCHUMANN (1996 - )

  57.     Solana Jo SCHUMANN (2001 - )

  58. -   Käthe Marie Lieselotte GÖRTZ (1953 - ) & Klaus Dieter SCHUMANN (1947 - )

  59.     Boris SCHUMANN (1980 - ) & Mareike BERIKOVEN

  60.     Sina SCHUMANN (2006 - )

  61.     Boris SCHUMANN (1980 - ) & Raphaela SCHWARTZ

  62.     Taylor Jason SCHUMANN (2007 - )

  63.     Joyce SCHUMANN (2009 - )

  64.     Sabrina SCHUMANN (1982 - )

  65.     Joey SCHUMANN (2003 - )

  66.    Ernestine Marie (Margot) MAKOWSKI* (22 February 1924, Aachen - 19 April 2004, Mönchengladbach) & Kurt WEISSWEILER (25 August 1935, Mönchengladbach - )

  67.    Helmut Hans Ernst MAKOWSKI (10 December 1925 - 10 June 2007) & Gertrud (Gerda) HECK (27 November 1929 - 18 March 2010)

  68.    Charlotte (Lotte) MAKOWSKI (21 June 1899, Aachen - 11 December 1984, Amersfoort, Netherlands) & Christiaan Johan VAN ZETTEN (21 April 1895, Wageningen, Netherlands - 4 April 1962, Utrecht, Netherlands)

  69.    Christina (Tini) Johanna VAN ZETTEN (7 July 1926, Utrecht - ) & Jan STAAL (13 April 1924, Utrecht - )

  70. -   Ingeborg (Inge) Selma STAAL (1953 - ) & Johannes BOUWENS (1951 - )

  71.     Marnie BOUWENS (1979 - ) & Jeroen-Erik VORDERMAN (1975 - )

  72.     Koen Thijmen BOUWENS (2005 - )

  73.     Florien Roos BOUWENS (2007 - )

  74.     Lotte BOUWENS (2008 - )

  75.     Belle BOUWENS (2008 - )

  76.     Justin BOUWENS (1982 - )

  77. -   Marion Charlotte STAAL (1955 - ) & Willem DEKKER (1950 - )

  78.     Myrthe Linda DEKKER (1986 - )

  79.     Renate Daphne DEKKER (1988 - )

  80.    Max Willem VAN ZETTEN (1928 - ) & Augusta PLANTENGA (1926 - )

  81. -   Charlotte (Lotty) Barendine VAN ZETTEN (1959 - )

  82. -   Hanneke Christine VAN ZETTEN (1962 - ) &Louis Charles Jerome van WOERDEN (1966 - )

  83.     Max van WOERDEN (1998 - )

  84.     Lieve van WOERDEN (2001 - )

  85.    Bertha MAKOWSKI* (5 February 1901, Aachen - 29 May 1970, Simmerath) & Hermann BURGHART (28 October 1898, Leipzig - 1942, KZ Auschwitz)

  86.    Bertha MAKOWSKI* (5 February 1901, Aachen - 29 May 1970, Simmerath) & Peter DRABIN

  87.    Theodor (Theo) MAKOWSKI (7 April 1902, Aachen - 23 December 1989, La Ciotat, France) & Anna Hunbertine Mathilda (Anne) LEYENDECKER (22 May 1906, Aachen - 15 May 1974, La Ciotat, France)

  88.    Mireille MAKOWSKI (1944 - ) & Hubert ROUILLER (1940 - )

  89.    Gertrude (Trude) MAKOWSKI (13 June 1904 - 17 October 1948, Aachen) & Franz BLENKERS

  90.    Ismar (Jizchak) MAKOWSKI* (13 March 1917, Aachen or Vaals, Netherlands - 5 February 1987, München) & Jael (Genia) AWES (20 August 1924, Dortmund - 13 August 1981, München)

  91.    Irit MAKOWSKI (5 December 1947, Haifa - 24 June 2003, München) & Ilie CIUBOTARU (1943 - )

  92. -   Josef (Joschi) CIUBOTARU (1971 - ) & Miriam PENNING (1970 - )

  93.     Sarah PENNING (1998 - )

  94.     Dalia PENNING (2001 - )

  95. -   Tamara (Tammy) CIUBOTARU (1977 - ) & Adi SEGAL

  96.     Liam SEGAL (2003 - )

  97.     Ilai SEGAL (2006 - )

  98.    Edna Selma MAKOWSKI* (1952 - ) & Ariel (Arik) SHACHAF (1953 - )

  99. -   Ron (Ronny) DRAUDT (1977 - ) & Diana STÜRZEBECHER (1981 - )

  100.     Adiana Dani DRAUDT (2009 - )

  101.    Edna Selma MAKOWSKI* (1952 - ) & Jürgen DRAUDT (1951 - )

  102. -   Natascha DRAUDT (1985 - ) & Markus GÖBEL (1983 - )

  103.     Raphael Miron DRAUDT (2007 - )

  104.    Edna Selma MAKOWSKI* (1952 - ) & Bernhard Heinrich Ernst (Bernd) BERENS (1956 - )

  105. -   Scarlet Marlen DRAUDT later BERENS (1988 - )

  106.    Edna Selma MAKOWSKI* (1952 - ) & Günter (Indi) SCHERR (1953 - )

  107.    Ismar (Jizchak) MAKOWSKI* (12 March 1917 - 5 February 1987) & Alma RAUCHWERGER (6 January 1922 - )

  108. -   Sally LUFT* (29 November 1879, Tarnowke - 12 October 1964, Riehen, Switzerland) & Hedwig Jeanette SÜSSKIND ( - 13 October 1911)

  109.    Jeanette (Netti) LUFT (17 July 1904, Ludwigslust - 29 October 1942, Riga) & Franz LICHTENSTEIN (21 December 1897, Breslau - 22 January 1943, KZ Auschwitz)

  110. -   Sally LUFT* (29 November 1879, Tarnowke - 12 October 1964, Riehen, Switzerland) & Martha GABBE (29 October 1878 - 11 July 1953)

  111. -   Sally LUFT* (29 November 1879 Tarnowke - 12 October 1964, Riehen, Switzerland) & Charlotte (Lotte) Esther SADINSKY (23 October 1905 - )

  112. -   Bertha LUFT* (13 March 1882, Tarnowke - 17 October 1950, Berlin) & Isaak TAWRIGOWSKI called FRIEDLÄNDER (approx 1873 - 23 December 1915, Berlin)

  113.    Martin TAWRIGOWSKI called FRIEDLÄNDER/FRANKLIN* (18 January 1904, London - 29 May 1972, Bushey, England) & Käthe Agnes Maria WALKER (9 December 1904, Berlin - )

  114.    Martin TAWRIGOWSKI called FRIEDLÄNDER/FRANKLIN* (18 January 1904, London - 29 May 1972, Bushey, England) & Alice STROM (18 April 1903, Glogau - 8 December 1985, Bournemouth, England)

  115.    Judith Frances FRANKLIN (1946 - ) & Geoffrey PEARL (1943 - )

  116. -   Alexandra (Alex) PEARL (1967 - ) & Baruch (Barrie) BARUCH (1968 - )

  117.     Benjamin Nathan BARUCH (2005 - )

  118. -   Martina (Tina) PEARL (1972 - ) &Samuel CONSTANTINESCU

  119.     Alisha Rachel PEARL-CONSTANTINESCU (2009 - )

  120. -   Samantha (Sam) Jane PEARL (1974 - ) & Robert Morgan KELLY (1971 - )

  121.     Gregory Morgan KELLY (2004 - )

  122.     Jeremy Edward KELLY (2005 - )

  123.     Georgina Alice May KELLY (2006 - )

  124.     James Martin KELLY (2008 - )

  125.    Herbert Josef TAWRIGOWSKI called FRIEDLÄNDER (3 March 1905, Berlin - approx  February 1943, KZ Auschwitz) & Elsa LOHDE (26 July 1902, Berlin - approx  February 1943, KZ Auschwitz)

  126.    Gerhard TAWRIGOWSKI called FRIEDLÄNDER (29 September 1934, Berlin - approx  February 1943, KZ Auschwitz)

  127.    Bela TAWRIGOWSKI called FRIEDLÄNDER (10 March 1941, Berlin - approx  February 1943, KZ Auschwitz)

  128.    Nathan Paul TAWRIGOWSKI called FRIEDLÄNDER* (7 July 1906, Berlin - approx  February 1943, KZ Auschwitz) & Anna RIEHL

  129.    Nathan Paul TAWRIGOWSKI called FRIEDLÄNDER* (7 July 1906, Berlin - approx  February 1943, KZ Auschwitz) & Charlotte MODRZE (23 September 1914, Bochum - approx  January 1943, KZ Auschwitz)

  130.    Eveline Brigitte Berta TAWRIGOWSKI called FRIEDLÄNDER (13 December 1930, Berlin - approx  January 1943, KZ Auschwitz)

  131.    Heinz Carlo Julius TAWRIGOWSKI called FRIEDLÄNDER (8 July 1933, Berlin - approx  January 1943, KZ Auschwitz)

  132.    Denny TAWRIGOWSKI called FRIEDLÄNDER (27 December 1940, Berlin - approx  January 1943, KZ Auschwitz)

  133.    Bernhard (Benno) TAWRIGOWSKI called FRIEDLÄNDER (10 June 1913, Berlin - approx  April 1944, KZ Auschwitz) & Erika KAHN (25 November 1920, Berlin - approx  April 1944, KZ Auschwitz)

  134.    Gitta TAWRIGOWSKI called FRIEDLÄNDER (8 December 1939, Berlin - approx  April 1944, KZ Auschwitz)

  135. -   Bertha LUFT* (13 March 1882, Tarnowke - 17 October 1950, Berlin) & Carl Ferdinand August BETHKE (1 January 1876, Fiddichow/Widuchowa - 15 February 1953, Berlin)

  136. -   Gertrud (Trude) LUFT (23 December 1885 - 3 June 1963, Düsseldorf) & David MAKOWSKI ( - 3 December 1947, Belgium)

  137.    Herbert Benjamin MAKOWSKI* (31 May 1908, Dortmund - 7 June 1971, Hausen bei Bad Kissingen) & Selma SOMMERFELD (19 June 1909, Schwertz - approx  December 1943, KZ Auschwitz)

  138.    Monique MAKOWSKI (6 October 1941, Nice, France - approx  December 1943, KZ Auschwitz)

  139.    Herbert Benjamin MAKOWSKI* (31 May 1908, Dortmund - 7 June 1971, Hausen bei Bad Kissingen) & Helena (Hella) LESZCZYNSKA (11 July 1925, Warsaw - 28 August 1995, Düsseldorf)

  140.    Jakob LUFT (Vater Jakob)* (29 July 1847 - 10 October 1929, Berlin) & Elise (Else) MEYER (16 March 1861, Harzgerode - 28 August 1942, Theresienstadt)

  141. Else was Jacob’s second wife.  In the Jewish Museum in Berlin, there is a whole display case about her and her daughter Kate.  It includes letters sent between Kate in Shanghai and Else in Berlin and later Theresienstadt.  See photo below.

  142. -Käte LUFT (18 February 1902, Eisleben - 21 February 1902, Eisleben)   

  143. -Käte (Kate) LUFT (25 June 1904, Eisleben - 22 September 1984, San Jose, CA) & Walter FRÄNKEL (8 May 1892, Schneidemühl - 30 November 1958, San Francisco, CA)

    Kate and Walter Fraenkel escaped Germany for Shanghai.  Shanghai was considered the place of last resort, for Jews in Germany who were unable to get visas for anywhere else.  Living conditions were terrible.  As Kate told me in later years, “When people hear that I lived in Shanghai, they say, ‘Oh that must have been interesting.’  It was NOT interesting!”  They owned a small radio repair shop in Shanghai.  After the war they came to San Francisco.  Walter died in 1958.  Kate lived in San Francisco until the late 1970’s, when her health got poor and she moved to a home in San Jose. A picture of her with her parents is shown below.





*People with asterisks after their names were married two or more times.  They have a separate line for each spouse.

**People with two asterisks after their name were married to a relative who can also be found somewhere on these pages.



Luft is my mother’s family’s name.  The earliest records of this Luft family are from the town of Krojanke, now Krajenke, a small town in what is now northwest Poland, but was previously part of West Prussia (see MAP).  Family members also lived in Flatow (now Zlotow), a larger town about 5 km (3 miles) from Krojanke.  The brothers Leibusch, Samuel, and Machol all took the name Luft when Jews in that area took family names, around 1812.


The brother Samuel (1795 - 1869) had several children.  His son David (1836 - 1881) had several descendants who were killed during the Holocaust.  Other of his descendants emigrated to the United States.  Samuel’s daughter Beile (or Berta) (1840 - 1908) had many descendants who went to Chile.  Many also ended up in Israel. A third child of Samuel was Jacob Luft (1847-1929), shown at right, my great-great-grandfather.


Jacob Luft was born in Berlin and was both a merchant and a cantor. He was married twice, and had nine children. He lived with his family for several years in Eisleben, where he served as the Cantor in the Synagogue.  His first wife was Jeanette Morgenstern.  She is buried at Berlin Weissensee Cemetery. The records there say she was born in Kyritz, but that seems to be incorrect, as the Kyritz records don’t list her, or even anyone else with the name Morgenstern. Jacob’s second wife, Else Meyer, died in the concentration camp Theresienstadt.  There is a display case in the Berlin Jewish Museum about her and her story.  See Jeanette’s and Else’s pictures at the bottom of this page.


Names in RED in the listings below are people who were murdered during the period 1933-1945.


Special thanks to my cousin, Klaus Falldorf in Bremen, who researched and assembled much of this data. Thank you also to Edward David Luft, who has done very much research on the Luft family. Thanks also to Tom Newby for information on the descendants of Gretchen Luft.


If you are related to anyone on this page (or just want to say hello) I would very much like to hear from you.  You can contact me at geneo (at) theKesters.net or



Daniel Kester


Page added:  March 24, 2009        Last update: July 3, 2012

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Alfred Luft

My grandfather

1893 - 1976

Jacob Luft

1847-1929


Jeanette Morgenstern

    First wife of Jacob Luft

1844-1898

Else, Kate, and Jacob Luft


Painting by Werner Luft

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Eva and Susi Luft

Berlin, about 1928

Eva and Susi Luft

Los Angeles, 2009

Caeser Luft

1874 - 1939



Gretchen Newby née Luft

1878-1945