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Holocaust Memorial Plaque in Israel for Luh.There are to many of these plaques thanks to the inhuman beast Nazis.For those who are interested here is my genealogy and I will add to this page as I get more information.Eventually I will put up a decent family tree.The black memorial background has been changed for this page as it is easier to read the detailed family information here.
The next section on this page is by my cousin who did extensive research on the history of our branch of the Kratz Family.Nach Keren has done a lot of work to discover the Kratz Family Roots.This is his history of our family.He is busy in school going for his PHD and he really has done us all a great service researching and coming up with all the information.Here is what he has to say:
Dear members of the Family Kratz,
The last update I issued to my Kratz family research was exactly 4 years ago so it’s about time to issue an updated version. The initiative for this project came after I received a very generous financial help from one of our family members that encouraged me to update and republish the family research. This kind of research demands both time and money, that now, being a father of two small children, a 4 and a 1 years old, I don’t have enough of. Since I have collected most of the information from individuals, I had to go to professional researchers in order to get archival documents as well. This is naturally a costly business and on several occasions I received nothing for my money.
In addition to the family research I have also began three years ago studies for a PhD degree in Jewish literature in Yiddish, The subject of my research will be “Yiddish culture in Marmaros”. In this time I have also wrote a comprehensive work titled: “The Jewish education in Marmaros”, and as many of you know I was also involved with the publication of the Sighet Yizkor book (The Heart Remembers, published 2003).
I also want to let you know that I have collected most of the information I have on a CD. This CD has different types of genealogical information especially information regarding our family during the holocaust. These are the main sections of the CD:
Yad Vashem pages of testimony (150 pages).
Arolsen documents (about 100 documents of people’s whereabouts during the holocaust).
Family pictures of the old generation.
Archival documents, about 50 entries regarding birth, death and marriage including many original documents.
Prenumeranten (names family members which donated for religious books).
20 Pictures of Tombstones from Sighet and Luh.
General lists of information of Kratz family members. For example several memorial plates, New York cemetery list, Business directories etc.
A printed version of the computerized family data stored on my computer (4 generations).
This CD represents most of the information I gathered during the many years of my research. I want to make it available to all of you but I hope that each of you asking for the CD will agree to contribute a small sum of money that will be used for another research I am planning. In the past I have hired researchers to search the regional Baya-Mare Archives and also the Ukrainian archives. On this mission I plan to send a researcher to Marmaros region itself for a research in the town halls. This research will be longer and more complicated than the previous ones and hopefully will result in much more information.
I wish to thank all of you which helped me to get the information we all share, and to hope to meet each of you in person someday. Happy Passover!
Nachi (Menachem) Keren-Kratz
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History of the Family Name
The name KRATZ is a non-Jewish family name. There are three possible sources for this name. The first possibility is based on the name of a Christian saint by the name of Pankratz (a church in the center of London bears this name). The original name has been altered or shortened to become a name for several towns in Germany and Bohemia, resulting in the family name.
Another possible origin of this name was derived from the meaning of the name as we know it today i.e. ‘scratch’ . In the past it had far greater implications than to making grooves. It was like a Coat of Arms, symbolic of very wealthy families that had their own business emblem. The sign of the scratch was interpreted as a scar that was obtained during fierce fighting and symbolized courage.
The third explanation is that the word “Kratz” is a name of an agricultural tool that resembles a hoe. The blacksmith who made these tools also got the name of the tool.
These explanations are all based on gentile sources and it is unclear as to how such a non Jewish name evolved to becoming a name for a respectable Jewish family. In Hungary and Galicia Jews and gentiles did not carry family names until 1787, when Emperor Franz Joseph the second insisted that family names be given. At the time German was the leading language and most East-European Ashkenazi names are of German origin. Since in the areas of Galicia and Marmaros lived also German population, it is possible that Jews also adopted more “German” names.
The first Jewish Kratz known was Franz Anton Kratz from the district of Tolna in Hungary. He was responsible for the collection of taxes on behalf of the ruling government, as recorded in the international Hungarian archives, reliably dated to 1767. It is worthy of note that also for some one hundred years later in the records of the workers union founded in 1891, the family Kratz lived in this vicinity. Also, they did not have Hebrew names but secular names such as Phillip, Henrik and Andreas.
The first mention of our family is in the population census of 1818 of the Maramaros region. The names mentioned are Zelig Kratz of the city of Chust and Honig and Mendel Kratz from the village of Kratsonyfalia. In subsequent records of 1831, the name Kratz is also found in this village. It is factually known that family members lived there for over two hundred years until World War II.
My personal opinion is that the basis of the family name is derived from the village in which they lived. At that time, Jews were not living in Tisa-Lunka. The names Honig and Zelig were not carried forth within the family, however my own name Menachem was.
Marmaros is the name of one of sixty-four counties that composed great Hungary before WW I. This county, which is today divided between Romania and the Ukraine, was once in the northeast part of Hungary and shared a border with Galicia (Later Poland, Czechoslovakia, Ukraine) in the north and “old” Transylvania (Before 1869) in the east. The county is located on the southern slopes of the Carpathian Mountains and has large forests and several rivers. Aside from small areas near the riverbanks, this region was ill suited for agriculture and therefore sparsely populated. Jewish settlement began in early 17th century by Jewish refugees that fled the 1648-9 pogroms that took place in Russia and Ukraine. During the first hundred years of this settlement there were only minor signs of Jewish organization and leadership. Since the second part of the 19th century there is more evidence of active community life and even a period of great influence by Jacob Frank and his movement. Dov Ber Bolichov (1723-1805) describes in his memories his visit to the area in 1755. At the time there were several dozens Jewish families scattered among the villages.
The main influence on the region came from yet another mystical movement that began to flourish in the mid 18th century in nearby Galicia, the Hassidut. The Ba’al Shem Tov (1700-1760), founder of the Hassidut movement, lived in Podolya area and used to travel in the nearby Carpathian Mountains. On several occasions he got to Marmaros and was impressed by its wild beauty. According to a long-lived tradition, he appointed his student, R’ Yacov Kopel of Kolomea (-1787), to “… be the guardian of this beautiful garden”. This legacy moved on from generation to generation strengthening the historic claim on the region by R’ Kopel’s spiritual successors which were at first the Hassidim of Kossov and later also the Viznitz Hassidim. R’ Mendel Hager (1768-1884) of Kossov, son of R’ Kopel of Kolomea, started visiting Marmaros County in the period it was recovering from the Frankist influence, and the period of moral decline that followed. Using his outstanding personality and rhetoric ability, R’ Mendel traveled from village to village, preaching, establishing the basic religious institutions and forming the base to what will later be called “The cradle of Hassidut”.
Although the many villages were under the influence of Kossov Hassidic court, the capital Sighet and some of the larger towns and villages, in which the population was richer and more educated, opposed the Kossov court that was considered to be too populist. The rivalry between Kossov, that dominated the villages and small towns, and the rabbis of the big towns, continued to characterize the Jewish life in Marmaros. In 1802 Marmaros was already settled by several thousands Jews, Sighet, the region’s capital had a rabbi, R’ Yehuda Kahana Heller (-1819, author of “Kuntras HaSfekot”), which came from a well-known family. He was the only non-Hassidic rabbi that took office in Sighet. By mid 19th century Marmaros was a center of Hassidic activity of many courts, its Jewish population grew dramatically and religious institutions were created in many villages and towns. Jewish scholars immigrated from nearby Galicia, which contributed to strengthen traditional education and ritual observance. By the first half of the 19th century Marmaros was a Haredi region with almost no exceptions. Starting with the poorest Jewish farmers that worked the fields, through the Jewish merchants and traders and to the richest Jewish business men, all were part of the religious community be it Hassidic or Ashkenazi. This type of wholesome Jewish life impressed even R’ Akiva Yosef Shlesinger (1837-1922, author of “Lev HaIvri”), which was one of the most extreme speakers of orthodoxy. He was so impressed with the Jewish lifestyle in Marmaros, that he took is as a model for an ideal Jewish settlement in Eretz Israel.
The majority of Jewish population in Marmaros was poor and relayed on agriculture or agriculture products commerce for its living. After WWI, Marmaros was divided between two countries. The southern part, which included Sighet was given to Romania while the northern part, which included Huszt, went to the newly formed Czechoslovakia. The people of Marmaros found themselves in unfamiliar countries which had an established Jewish leadership and a network of organizations to which they were forced to join. After the war both parts of Marmaros sank into deep economical recession followed by several anti-Jewish regulation and anti-Semitic attacks on the Jewish population. After the beginning of WWII, both part of Marmaros were taken by the Hungarian again during 1939-40, and in 1944 during only a three month period all Marmaros Jews were send to the concentration camps, many were taken directly to the gas chambers. After the war about 8,000 Jews returned to Marmaros most of the immigrated to Israel and to the US in the years to come, while a few thousands immigrated after the war to other countries, especially Israel and the US. It is estimated that about 70-80% of the 70,000 Jews of Marmaros were murdered during the holocaust.
Kratz family in Marmaros
According to the earliest documents, first members of the Kratz family were registered during the first decades of the 19th century. All of them probably came from nearby Galicia and settled in a small area which is close to the Tisa River. Most family members, like many other Jews in Marmaros, were merchants of agricultural products such as cattle, wood, grain etc. all of them were also religious Jews, many belonged to Hassidic courts and got traditional Jewish education. Only a handful was allowed to have general education and in that sense, Wolf Ber, which studied engineering, was unique. In the first generations, the Kratz family members preferred the country life on the town life. But as they established, several members moved to the nearby towns and some even moved to the big cities of Hungary and Austria. After WWI the family was practically divided between those living on the north side of the Tisa River, the part that was annexed to Czechoslovakia and those living in the south, which belonged to Romania. It so happened that a border suddenly separated families living only a few miles apart. Nevertheless, family members continue to cross the border occasionally to visit each other and to share common family events.
Although I was not able to establish the connection between all the branches of the Kratz family, there is no doubt in my mind that they are all connected to the same family. Knowing the history of Marmaros and the structure of the early censuses forces me to believe that it is statistically impossible for several unconnected Kratz families to settle in a specific small village of a few dozens families. This belif is also suported by the fact that many private names are shared by the various branches, such as Avraham, Ze’ev. Dov, Yehuda, Nachman for man and Shosh, Rachel and Lea for women. I hope that in a future research that will be carried in the Sighet archives (so far I had a researcher checking only the regional Baya-Mare archives), some more documents will be found which will shed some new light on this subject. I also hope that by sharing the documents I have with other researchers, some new insights will help a better understanding of the family relation.
Descendants of Wolf Ber (Zev-Ber) Kratz
The majority of the Jewish family Kratz presently living are descendants of Wolf Ber.
The following details are those received from the records of Zvi Kratz who obtained them from his uncle, Boruch Kratz.
The father of Wolf Ber, Moshe Kratz with his spouse Leah moved from Galicia to Tisa-Lunka. They had two sons, the elder of whom little is known, possibly due to the fact that he did not bring honor to his family and of whom they thought it better to forget. (After discovering the branch of Chaim-Arye son of Moshe Kratz and the possibility that there is only one Moshe at the time, I have decided to register him as another son of Moshe Kratz although we have no conclusive confirmation to this fact).
The younger son Wolf Ber was born in 1837. He was raised in an orthodox environment and received a religious education. Later on, he was sent to the old Technion (engineering school) in the city of Lvov (Galicia) to learn a trade. At the age of 25, he obtained a diploma in engineering and joined the railway company that was responsible for laying the railways in Marmaros area. He worked there all his life. His work earned him recognition, respect and wealth. In the latter years of his life he was honored with being appointed the foreman over his staff.
Evidence of his bushiness success may be found in the annals of the Workers Union, founded throughout Hungary in 1891. According to these records, Wolf Ber is also noted as a master flour grinder (in Bitchkev) and lumber merchant (in Tisa Lunka). The majority of other people recorded in those lists are only mentioned in relation to one area of work.
Wolf Ber established the first Synagogue in the village, however, when the community outgrew the premises, he built a larger Synagogue with a Mikva (ritual bath) attached. The original building became the village hall. His name and that of his parents, Moshe and Leah, may be found in many of the sacred books that he donated (Prenumeranten). At that time Tisa Lunka was referred to in Yiddish as “Leh”.
Wolf Ber and his wife Susha (short for Shoshana or Rosa) Rochel are buried in Tisa Lunka (presently known as Lug in southern Ukraine) and their tombstones are well preserved.
Wolf Ber and his wife had seven sons and one daughter. At first the seven sons lived close to their parents in Tisa Lunka. However, in the course of time they moved to other neighboring towns. (Beside Chaim Eliezer who remained in Tisa Lunka and Yehuda who moved to Budapest).
The known personal and general details of the children are as follows:
DAVID (1862-1934) was a businessman (Workers Union records 1891) and lived in Sighet. He married Breina who mothered two of his children:
1. Sarah Rivka, Married Yechezkel Goldberger, They had three children: Braina, Shmuel (perished in the holocaust) and Heivish.
2. Moshe Yakov who lived with his wife Chaya Clarberger in Sighet. They died in the holocaust. Their children: 1. Zvi Zeyde married to Mimi with two children Moshe Robert and Claris Chay, 2. Ilonka married Zvi Halper had a daughter Berta,3. Asher Zelig Zoli married Juli Anton which had Eva and Moshe Yacov,
all lived in Vienna after the war, where some of them live to this day, others reside in USA and Israel).
At a later date (reason unknown), David Kratz married Pesia (Pepi) Brauer from whom he had a further twelve children. According to JRI information David Kratz was born 1860 and was 30 years old when he married Pessel Zaumer (born 1869), daughter of Avraham and Rivka fron Stryj. (I am not sure of the reason of the confusion of Pesya’s family name which according to several sources was Brauer or Braver and according to other sources was Zaumer or Zeimer).
1. Nosson , no details are known about him
2. Avraham ,lived in Chust with his wife Zivia Fried, they have four children 1. Adina married to Simcha Drumer and have a daughter Nurit, 2. Rivka Lea married Dan Green with two children Avraham and Zvia, 3. Yehuda married Pessiya, and having two children doron and Orit, 4. Ze’ev Dov married Miriam which have 3 children Gavriella, Zvi and Irit. All live in Israel.
3. Etel,Which has 3 children: 1. Yente married to leibi Fruchter with two children,2. Esther (1920-1944) and 3. Moni which has two children Orna and Ofra.
4. Mordechai ,died in 1916, but no further details are available.
5. Aryeh, lived with his wife Dvorah Berger and later moved to Cuba and than returned to israel. They 4 children: 1. Etel married to Eli Netzer which have 3 children (Ruthi, Ilam and Lior), 2. Rachel married to Nisan Ararat, they have 4 children (Shavit, Galit, Amit and Ariel), 3. Michal. 4. David married to Adel and have 6 children(menachem Mendel, Arye levi, yosef yitzchak, dov shalom ber, Dvora lea and Shmuel)
6. Yenta, never married. She died in 1920 (5680) and is buried in Siget, Plot 4/1/13.
7. Zvi, lived with his wife Leah, in Petrushan Romania and later moved to Israel. They had no children.
8. Fani Pollak, No further details are known.
9. Devorah Bokrowski, two children which live in Israel: 1. Naomi with 3 children (Ofer Revital and Yael), 2. Debora Calev.
10. Shalom, lived in Israel with his wife Roza Kaufman. They had no children.
11. Efrayim and his wife Toby Frauchter, changed their family name to Tamir lived in Belgium then moved to Israel.They have a son david which has 3 children (Orna, Dani and Ram)
12. Yitzchok , married to Miriam. Their one son David and family live in Israel he has 3 children(Dafna, Michal and tal).
The majority of Dovid and Pesia’s descendants live in Israel.
Dovid was an orthodox, G-d fearing man who would pray at the Chassidei Spinka Shul together with his younger brother Alexander. He was also a member of the Chevra Kaddisha and founder of “Chevra Omrei Mishnayos” (recital of Mishnayos group).
He passed away in 1934 (5693 and is buried in Siget, Plot 1/9/23). His wife passed away 10 years later in 1943 (buried in Siget Plot 5/2/11).
Mr David Tamir (Kratz) of Haifa is his grandson, who has much information regarding this side of the family.
B. AVRAHAM lived in the city of Krechnyev and passed away in 1937 (5697, buried in Sighet, Plot 2/16/2). His wife Esther, daughter of Yaakov Menachem Steinmetz passed away in 5682 (1922, buried in Siget, Plot 2/18/64).
Zvi Kratz researched the names of their five children with a few details.
Chaya, her husband Yosef Yehuda the son of Zvi Rot, their daughters Susha Rochel Kleinman, Bluma and Leah died in the holocaust (their memory was perpetuated by their son Emmanuel Rot of Givatayim, Israel, in the Bait Maramaros)
3. Shlomo (Argentina)
4. Moshe Yaakov
5. Aryeh who passed away in 1932 (5692, buried in Siget, Plot 1/9/27).
C. ALEXANDER (1867-1944) lived in Sighet. He was a respected and affluent lumber merchant and a member of the Chevra Kaddisha. He married Nisel daughter of R’ Chaim Leib Kahana (family of the Rebbe of Spinka, author of Divrei Geonim, the publication of which was sponsored by Sender Kratz).
Alexander died in the holocaust and his wife passed away in 1944 and was buried in Sighet (5704, Plot 3/3/35).
Moshe (1899-1984), married Miriam Alupatki, lived in Brashov
Baruch Bela, born 1899, studied at a non Jewish school in 1904. He lived in Budapest and married Shoshana Rozsi perished in Budapest 1943.
3. Yechiel Zvi , born 1885 (died and buried in Siget 5701 (1941) Plot 2/16/3). Married Sari, they had 3 children: Emanuel-Menachem which had two children, Jona and Rivka
4. Chana (1886-1941) was married to Binyamin Grifel and had two children: Rivka and Ze’ev-dov.
5. Esther (1897-1986) married Chaim Meir traub Traub, they had two children: Yehuda and Ruth both living in Israel.
6. Chaya, born 1893 married Marton Wiesel, lived in Munkacz they perished in the holocaust with their daughter.
7. Nachman, born 1895, who lived with his wife Chaya Sheiner in Bichekov and their children Chaim (1928-1944) and Devorah (1930-1944), all of whom died in the holocaust). Nachman was very active in the Mizrachi Youth Organization and held various responsible positions and
Shosha Rochel, born 1891 was married to Daniel Glick and perished with her daughter in the holocaust.
All information regarding this family was given by D”r Yehuda Traub
D. YITZCHOK (1866-1942) lived with his wife Sima (1866-1928, daughter of Meshulam Freed of Dovdova who emigrated to Israel at the turn of the century and was interred on the Mt. of Olives in 1909) in Chust. He was a cattle merchant, something he had been involved in since living in Tisa Lunka (as recorded by the Workers Union manager, 1891).
Following the death of his first wife (who mothered his children) he married Rochel Leibowitz (1888-1944).
The children of Sima and Yitzchak are as follows:
1. Chana , wife of Zev Naftoli Rozman (1880-1944) they died in the holocaust with seven of their ten children.
2. Alexander, (1889-1945) settled in Chust with his wife Rochel Reitzel, daughter of Yehuda Rubin (1900-1944) both of whom died in the holocaust with three of their four children.
3. Menachem , (1896-1945) settled in Siget with his wife Tzili, daughter of Yehuda Weiss who worked in making concrete for building and paving. His wife owned a tobacco and stationary kiosk. Both died in the holocaust with three of his four children. (I am Menachem’s grandson)
4. Susha Rochel ,(1898-1944) wife of Avrohom Sinai (1897-1945, store owner for whitewash and paint in Chust).
5. Meshulam, (Miksa, 1899-1942) a grain merchant, lived with his wife Esther Lieberman in Tisa Avilak. They died with their two children Arno and Olga (in another record, their names are recorded as Dov and Zvi who were 14 and 12 years of age respectively in 1944).
6. Baruch, (Vojtech, 1900-1968) lived in Chust with his wife Sidi Fikel. They emigrated to Israel with their two children in the late 1930’s and settled in Jerusalem. He owned a fish preserving business in Meah Shearim.
7. Leah ,(Lauri) married Aharon Eichenbaum (owner of a flour store. He remarried after the holocaust and lived in Argentina where he passed away in 1970). She died in the holocaust with a child whose name is not known.
Zvi ben Alexander Kratz of Jerusalem knows all the details of this side of the family.
E. CHAIM ELIEZER was the only son of Volf Ber who remained in Tisa Lunka. In the records of the Workers Union (1891) he is listed as a store owner. He married Yente Pearl and had the children:
1. Zalman Leib, His descendants live in Prague.
2. Benzion, Died in the holocaust with his wife Rivka Shreter and their two daughters Bella and Chaya. Five remaining children with their offspring lived in the USA: Yutzi (married to Rudi Wolf), Dodi (married to Zoly Sklar, they have a son Ben Zion), meir-Michael (marrried Eyna and have two children: Jordan and Barton), Ze’ev-Dov-Barri (married Sari) and Esther (married Fred Appel, they have two children Zipora and Yacov) .
3. Avrohom (Bomi), Died with his wife Yehudis Ringler and two daughters.
4. Chana, married Fruchter.
5. Linko , Had a son Willie.
6. Leika, (Ilanko), married to Leib Kahan, both of whom died with three of their four children in the holocaust. Their daughter Yuzi Kaptas survived and lived in Israel and the USA.
7. Esther, Married Leib Rozek who later married her sister Fula.
8. Fuya, Married and had five children with Leib Rozenhek.
9. Lula, Died in the holocaust with her two daughters. Her husband Shlomo Lazerovitz survived.
Chaim Eliezer later married again Roshka - Rochel Leibowitz, from whom he had another three children:
Etel Weingarten (who died in the holocaust)
Hersh Zvi who died with his two children in holocaust.
The majority of this family live in the USA except for Zalman Leib’s descendants who live in Prague. The family members produced three video recordings with testimonies of their life and experiences in Tisa - Lunka before the War and their survival through the holocaust. (These may be obtained through Michael or Jordan Kratz).
Details of this branch of the family were obtained from Zvi Kratz, Michael Kratz and Yossi Kaptas. There is no full compatibility between the different versions. The family has also publicized their family on the internet (Jewishgen-FJJP).
F. MICHAEL ZVI lived in Oyber-Wisho. He was a wealthy businessman who owned flourmills that had many employees. He was also a member of the Community Council. He married Laychu Bretler and had these children:
2. Susha Rochel.
.6. Etel ,married Israel Pollak in Haifa, Israel, where they emigrated in 1933 with the help of the Mizrachi movement.
8. Leah (who gave information to Zvi Kratz) married Yosef Brettler and had three children: Yechiel Zvi (married Chava); Rivka Weiner and Ruth Schonfeld.
Some information was given by Ze’ev Peleg-Pollak son of Etel
G. YEHUDA lived in Budapest and died in the holocaust. He had two children: 1. Susha Rochel.
2. Mordechai - (died in the holocaust). He has a son Peter in Budapest.
H. SOROH RIVKA married Moshe Dovid Ashkenazi and they lived in Bichekov. Both of them passed away in 1939. They had three children:
1. Shea (Yehoshua) who lived in Sighet with his two children.
2. Eliyohu- lived in the Sudent section and later in Munkatch. He had three children. One died in the holocaust, one lived in Holland and one was a secretary in Bar Ilan (Israel).
3. Leibish (Arye), married Malka Teitlebaum (who passed away in 1940). They hadsix children: Rochel; Hendi; Chani; Sheindu; Sender and Soroh. Only Sheindu survived the holocaust. She moved to Israel and married Aharon Roth. Sheindu and Aharon had three children, plus grandchildren and great grandchildren.
In 2001, Aharon Roth published his memoirs containing details of both his family and his wife’s in a book called, “Hope Grows Out of Ashes”.
Details of this branch of the family were obtained from the book as well as from conversations with Sheindu.
Descendants of Chaim Leib Kratz
In the course of my research, I corresponded with family members regarding other branches of the family that emigrated, prior to World War 1, from Maramaros to the USA (another group emigrated at the end of the 1920’s). They ascertained that their family roots were from Tisa-Lunka, however the precise connection to our family is unknown.
The family patriarch was Chaim Leib Kratz. In Siget there is a tombstone of Chaim Aryeh ben Moshe Kratz who passed away in 1937 (Plot 1/9/26).
According to the tombstone of Volf Ber ben Moshe Kratz, who passed away in 1915, it is possible that they were siblings.
1. Chaim Leib married Yaffa Sheindel Katz and they had seven children.
2. Rochel, (1888-1989) married Alexander Moldovan (they arrived in the USA in 1913 via Ellis Island). They had two children Alfred and Sheindu (Charlotte).
3. Malka, (1880-1953). It appears that she married Schneider and lived in Warshmorat. They had five or six children: Basi; Maurice; Leah (married Lazer Simonowitz);Avrohom Hirsch; Sheindel and possibly Esther (according to Red Cross)
4. Sarah, (1875-1944), Married Zvi Aryeh Lax. She died in the holocaust with her children Yaffa Sheindel (1917-1944) and Moshe Yitzchok (1906-1944). Other children are Chanze; Yisroel; Shlomo Dov; Yoel and Benzion (later lived in Israel and eternalized the memory of his family in Yad Vashem and Maramaros House.
5. Moshe Yitzchok - Married Sylvia and emigrated to the USA in the 1920’s. They had three children, Margaret, Roshel Laks (who has son Benzion) and Helen (married to Jack Smith).
6. Dovid Zalman, (1889-1944). Married Monzi (Miriam?) Lax. He died in the holocaust with his daughter Sheindel Yaffa (1920-1944).
7. Rivka, Married and divorced in Siget, lived in USA and passed away in 1955.
8. Yehuda Yosef-Yidel-Yeno ,(1891-1950). Married Roshel Muller and immigrated to the USA in 1913 via Ellis Island. They had one son Willie (Volf Ber) who had two children, Sheindel (Karen) Sol and Moshe Menachem Martin.
All the details relating to this branch of the family were supplied by Martin Kratz.
Following their emigration to the USA, the family joined the Young Maramaros soceity, who have their own cemetery with the same name. When I approached the organization, they sent me a list of those interred, amongst whom were members of the aforementioned Kratz family.
Other Kratz family from Caraconifalva (Creciunesti)- Marmaros
During my research I came across several other branches of Kratz family that also lived in Marmaros in the same area the rest of the family lived. I am sure there is some family connection but up till now I have no additional evidence.
Descendants of Yisrel-Arye Kratz
Yisrael Arye (leyb) Kratz was married to Bluma Popowitz (born in Trgu-Mures). They lived in Craciunesti and had 5 children
Avraham David (1928-1946)
Moshe Yehuda, married to Yeti Shtentzler, lives in Israel
Ze’ev Zvi, lives in Israel
Goldi (sheindl), lives in the US
The family lived in Craciunesti but after the holocaust moved to Sighet and came to Israel in 1964.
Details on this branch were given by Yehuda Moshe Kratz-Keren. Yehuda also argues that Yisrael Arye had several unknown brothers and sisters. One of them had these children:
Shmuel, lived in Ramat-Gan Israel
Eisik (Yitzchak), live in Haifa, Israel
Bernard, live in the US
Goldi, live in Askelon
This evidence fits another source, Michael Kratz of New York which gave me details of the:
Descendants of Simcha Kratz
Simcha Kratz was probably married to Ester Etel Nuszen. They had the following children:
Shmuel which had 3-4 children (Doron, Oz, Anat and Michal(?))
Eizik, married to Rosa Hershko with a child named Simcha which is married to Ronit and have 4 children)
Bernard (1925-1994) which had two sons Michael and Martin-David
another daughter married to Weiss which had two children, Eli (which have two children, Robert and Galit) and Shimon.
Another family from the same village are the:
Desendants of Chaim Meir
Chaim Meir Kratz was married to Feiga Fani Hofman they had the following children
Yafa Sheindl (1889-1944) married to Yacov-Shalom Luger (1898-1944), they had 5 children (David, Arye, Asher, Yolanda and Avraham) this whole family perished during the holocaust.
Izidor Eisik (was taken to the labour battalions)
Wolf-Ber (1912-?) had two children (Arye, which married Marcella and have three children) and Tzipora Lavi.
Information about this branch was given by Arye Kratz from Be’er Sheva (Israel)
Another family from the same village are the:
Desendants of Avraham Kratz
Avraham Kratz was married to Esther and they had a daughter Rosa (1878-1944) which was married to Zoltan Friedman (1882-1942, son of Sara and Menachem Friedman). Zoltan and Rosa had a son Max which was married to Ellis (1903-1944) and they had a daughter Mary Judith (1933-1944).
Desendants of susha Kratz and her husband wolf Fogel
1.Lena (married Mordechai Hans [1855-1915] they had five children of their own in Krachniv - Zivia (1892-1944), Louis Mordechai (1892-1962), Regina(1896-1969), Hans(1896-1984) and Emmanuel (1899-1970), all of whom lived in the USA.
2. Ima (passed away 1939).
Margit(1872-1958) who married Manu Levy (1873-1958). They had three children: Yano (born 1896); Amil (1898-1962) and Ilonika.
Details of this family were obtained from the internet Jewishgen-FTJP.
Other Names of Members from the Kratz Family
The following names are obtained from various reliable sources, however I am unaware with whom they are associated. I, therefore ask for your assistance, should you recognize any of the names and their association with the family please contact me.(All the names listed have Kratz as their family name).
Aryeh, son in law of Reb Yechezkel Kahana (Birasnif).
Obtained from Feldring
Barnet (Krachniv), born 1925
Shmuel (Krachniv), born 1934
Ita (Birasnif), born 1924
Helen bas Leib Hans and Esther Isikowitz born Jul 18, 1918 (Krachniv)
Magdalena bas Ladislow Weiss and Flora, born 1913 (Budapest)[Husband’s name possibly Henrik?]
Yaakov, born Nov 18, 1924 (Siget)
Yaakov, born 1924 (Krachniv)
Leib, born Jan 1, 1929
Miklaus, born Oct 25,1923 (born in Tisa Lunka, however it appears they lived in the Satmar area)
Aranka bas Esther Nosen born 1923 (Krachniv)
Bila born October 1, 1899 (Sighet)
Bila or Bernard born January 2, 1925 (Tisa-Lunka)
Bila born November 13, 1926 (Sighet)
Banu born 1900 (Tisa Lunka)
Adit born July 23, 1928 (Bichekov)
Esther (daughter of Shider Regina) born 1924 (Tisa-Lunka/Siget)
Esther born July 13, 1927 (Tisa-Lunka)
Ita (daughter of Leopold-Aryeh and Nellie Kahan) born May 22, 1923, married Farkash ?
Etel born August 11, 1924 (Hungary)
Augen born August 11, 1924 (Sighet)
Volf born March 3, 1920 (Birasnif)
Shmuel born October 5, 1928 (Krachniv)
Moshe born November 1, 1896 (Rosalia)
Other Families with the name Kratz
In the course of my research I came across other families with the name Kratz that appear to have no connection to our family. Nevertheless, I am listing a summary of my findings. All the first names have the family name of Kratz. These lists are attributed to the family names that are recorded in a similar manner to ours both in sound and spelling. In various records I found many names that are written in a similar manner. Since I composed this list in 2002 I found dozens of mentioning of (Jewish) Kratz family but since they are probably not connected to our family I did not record these names any more.
Yosel and Aharon (in their 20’s) immigrated through Galatz in Hungary via Hamburg to New York in 1891.
The following names were found coming from Lvov, Poland:
Aizik, Simcha, Viti, Gitel, Leib and Chana, Miria-Rosalia, Leib and Kreindel, Yosef-Yiroel, Meilech and Basia.
In the Book of Memoriam of the City Gurliza are listed: Nossen (of Rofitza-Roska), Keila, Leibish, Chaim, Yehoshua and his sons Leib and Shmuel.
In the Workers Union records of Hungary 1891, of the Tolna district, Philip, Henrik, Miklaus, Andres, George.
In the records of Sochotzin district (Poland) are listed: Esther, Chaya, Yudka, Meir.
In the records of Blachtau (Pietrekov, Lodz - Poland) Avrohom Yosef.
In the records of the city of Chezni (Kilza-Poland) the names Boruch and Hinda are listed.
In the records of Lumaza (Bialistok - Poland) Yitzchok-Yankel.
Families Kratz from Yerushalayim that come from Warsaw and Koshitza - Yaakov Zvi.
Family Kratz of Hod Sharon originally from Lodz, Shmuel, Moshe and Bezalel.
In the Memorial Book of the Radichov community (Poland) the following names are listed: Avrohom, Freida, Yisroel-Isser, Yosef, Moshe, Roze, Chaya, Soroh, Mendel, Monzi, Yisroel-Dov, Yehuda, Rochel, Lusi, Yissochor.
In Yad Vashem the families with similar names of the following places: Lvov, Brinsk, Yizapov, Kolmiya, Lodz, Yaborov, Kamionka, Lemberg, Radizkov (Poland), Otvon (Hungary), Skumin, Dornavtro (Romania), Nimirov, Keib (Ukraine), Akchon, Doren, Dortmond, Berlin (Germany) Leningrad (Russia).
Amongst the list of those who passed away in New York are listed the following names: Henry, Etel (Olbani/Olbani), Martha, William, Yaakov and Roza (Bronx), Yosef (Almunat), Shmuel (Great Neck), Levi (Akron), Amil (Staten Island), Herman (Queens).
Looking into the history of Kentucky in the USA are mentioned that the founders were Bernard and Michael Kratz who came from Philadelphia in 1760. In the area there is even a village by the name of Gratz.
The Gentile family Kratz
The majority of families with the name Kratz are not Jewish. They live in USA, Germany, Holland and Scandinavia. The most interesting of them are the families that moved to the USA in 1750 and joined a Christian group called the “Manunitim”. All the names and the families for several generations (over 10000) have been recorded in a thickly bound book. The majority of which are biblical.
Searching the internet for the name Kratz will bring up many pages and details of places both business and public. There are a number of those that visited and lived in Israel or were theologians, researching Tenach and dialogues between Judaism and Christianity (they were taking the Christian side obviously).
I have not found any connection between the non Jewish families and ours.
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Kratz family Tree First 4 generations- Menachem Keren-Kratz
Generation No. 1
1. MOSHE1 KRATZ married LEA.
Children of MOSHE KRATZ and LEA are:
2. i. WOLF-BER ZE'EV DOV KRATZ, b. 1837, Galicia; d. 1909, Tisa-Lonca, Hungary.
3. ii. CHAIM LEIB KRATZ, b. 1851; d. 1937, Sighet, Romania
Generation No. 2
2. WOLF-BER ZE'EV DOV 2 KRATZ (MOSHE 1) was born 1837 in Galicia, and died 1909 in Tisa-Lonca, Hungary. He married SUSHA RACHEL.
Children of WOLF-BER KRATZ and SUSHA RACHEL are:
4. i. DAVID KRATZ, b. 1862, Tisa-Lonca, Hungary; d. 1934, Sighet, Romania.
5. ii. AVRAHAM KRATZ, b. Tisa-Lonca, Hungary; d. 1932, Sighet, Romania.
6. iii. ALEXANDER KRATZ, b. 1867, Tisa-Lonca, Hungary; d. 1944, Auschwitz.
7. iv. YITZCHAK KRATZ, b. 1865, Tisa-Lonca, Hungary; d. 1942, Chust, Czechoslovakia.
8. v. CHAIM ELIEZER KRATZ, b. 1863, Tisa-Lonca, Hungary; d. 04 May 1920, Tisa-Lonca, Hungary.
9. vi. MICHAEL ZVI KRATZ, b. 1870, Tisa-Lonca, Hungary; d. 1944, Auschwitz.
10. vii. YEHUDA KRATZ, d. 1945, Auschwitz.
11. viii. SARA RIVKA ZISEL KRATZ, b. Tisa-Lonca, Hungary; d. 1939, Velikij Byckov, Czechslovakia.
3. CHAIM LEIB2 KRATZ (MOSHE 1) was born 1851, and died 1937 in Sighet,Romania. He married SHEAINDL KATZ.
Children of CHAIM KRATZ and SHEAINDL KATZ are:
12. i. MALCA REGINA RIVKA KRATZ, b. 1880.
13. ii. SARA KRATZ, b. 1883; d. 1944, Auschwitz.
14. iii. DAVID ZALMAN KRATZ, b. 1890; d. 1944, Auschwitz.
15. iv. YEHUDA YUDEL KRATZ, b. 1891; d. 23 September 1950, New-York, USA.
16. v. RACHEL ROZE KRATZ, b. 10 March 1886; d. 26 September 1989, New-York, USA.
17. vi. RIVKA KRATZ, d. 1955.
18. vii. MOSHE YITZCHAK KRATZ.
Generation No. 3
4. DAVID 3 KRATZ (WOLF-BER ZE'EV DOV2, MOSHE1) was born 1862 in Tisa-Lonca, Hungary, and died 1934 in Sighet, Romania. His first wife was PEPI CZEIMER. She was born 1872. He later married (2) BRANAH.
Children of DAVID KRATZ and PEPI CZEIMER are:
19. i. ARYE KRATZ, b. August 1894; d. 1970, Haifa, Israel.
ii. NATHAN KRATZ, b. 02 February 1896.
iii. YENTE ILONA KRATZ, b. 08 September 1897; d. 1920, Petruzani, Romania.
iv. MORDECHAY MARKUS KRATZ, b. 25 December 1898; d. 1916.
v. ZVI HERMAN KRATZ, b. 03 October 1900; d. Haifa, Israel; m. LEA LULU.
20. vi. FANI KRATZ, b. 16 December 1901.
21. vii. DVORA DORA KRATZ, b. 16 May 1904.
viii. SHALOM SALAMON KRATZ, b. 11 October 1905; m. ROZA KAUFMAN.
22. ix. EFRAIM FRANCISC KRATZ, b. 17 August 1907.
23. x. YITZCHAK IGNATZ KRATZ, b. 26 March 1910; d. 1982.
24. xi. ETEL KRATZ.
25. xii. AVRAHAM ADOLF KRATZ, b. 1891.
Children of DAVID KRATZ and BRANAH are:
26. xiii. SARA RIVKA KRATZ, d. 1944, Auschwitz.
27. xiv. MOSHE YACOV KRATZ, b. 1884; d. 1944, Auschwitz.
5. AVRAHAM 3 KRATZ (WOLF-BER ZE'EV DOV 2, MOSHE 1) was born in Tisa-Lonca, Hungary, and died 1932 in Sighet, Romania. He married ESTHER STEINMETZ, daughter of YACOV MENACHEM STEINMETZ, they lived in: Craciunesti, Romania
Children of AVRAHAM KRATZ and ESTHER STEINMETZ are:
i. SUSHA RACHEL KRATZ.
28. ii. CHAYA KRATZ, d. 1944, Auschwitz.
iii. SHLOMO KRATZ lived in: Argentina
iv. MOSHE YACOV KRATZ.
v. ARYE KRATZ, d. 1932, Sighet, Romania.
29. vi. CHAIM MEIR KRATZ, b. 1849; d. 1942, Craciunesti, Romania.
6. ALEXANDER3 KRATZ (WOLF-BER ZE'EV DOV 2, MOSHE 1) was born 1867 in Tisa-Lonca, Hungary, and died 1944 in Auschwitz. He married NISEL KAHANA, daughter of CHAIM KAHANA and RIVKA. She died 1944 in Sighet, Romania.
Children of ALEXANDER KRATZ and NISEL KAHANA are:
i. MOSHE KRATZ.
ii. ADELBERT KRATZ.
30. iii. YECHIEL ZVI KRATZ, b. 1885; d. 1941, Sighet,Romania.
iv. CHAYA KRATZ.
v. ESTHER KRATZ-TRAUB.
vi. CHANA KRATZ.
31. vii. NACHMAN KRATZ, d. 1944, Auschwitz.
viii. SUSHA RACHEL KRATZ.
ix. BELA BARUCH KRATZ, b. 1899; d. 1944, Auschwitz.
7. YITZCHAK 3 KRATZ (WOLF-BER ZE'EV DOV 2, MOSHE 1) was born 1865 in Tisa-Lonca, Hungary, and died 1942 in Chust, Czechoslovakia. He married (1) SIMA EMMA FRIED, daughter of ZVI FRIED. She was born 1866 in Dubova, Hungary, and died 1928 in Chust, Czechoslovakia. After her death He married (2) RACHEL LEIBOVITZ. She was born 1888 in Oyber-Apsa, Hungary, and died 1944 in Auschwitz.
Children of YITZCHAK KRATZ and SIMA FRIED are:
32. i. CHANA KRATZ, b. Chust, Czechoslovakia.
33. ii. ALEXANDER KRATZ, b. 1889, Chust, Czechoslovakia; d. 1945, Auschwitz.
34. iii. MENACHEM EMIL KRATZ, b. 1896, Chust, Czechoslovakia; d. 1944, Auschwitz.
35. iv. SUSHA RACHEL KRATZ, b. 1898, Chust, Czechoslovakia; d. 1944, Auschwitz.
36. v. MESHULAM NICOLAJ KRATZ, b. 14 May 1897, Chust, Czechoslovakia; d. 1942, Tisa-Uylak, Hungary.
37. vi. BARUCH KRATZ, b. 1900, Chust, Czechoslovakia; d. 1968, Jerusalem ,Israel.
38. vii. LEA LAURI KRATZ, d. 1944, Auschwitz.
8. CHAIM ELIEZER 3 KRATZ (WOLF-BER ZE'EV DOV2, MOSHE1) was born 1863 in Tisa-Lonca, Hungary, and died 04 May 1920 in Tisa-Lonca, Hungary. He married (1) ROZA REZSKU FRIEDLANDER. She was born 1866. He later married (2) YENTA TRAUB. She was born 1866.
Children of CHAIM KRATZ and ROZA FRIEDLANDER are:
i. MORTHA KRATZ, b. 28 April 1904.
ii. ETEL KRATZ, b. 19 August 1906; d. 1944, Auschwitz; m. MEIR WEINGARTEN; d. 1944, Auschwitz.
39. iii. ZVI HERMAN KRATZ, b. 25 January 1908.
40. iv. BLANCA KRATZ, b. 10 October 1909.
Children of CHAIM KRATZ and YENTA TRAUB are:
41. v. ILONKA LEA KRATZ, b. 01 June 1896.
42. vi. SARA LOLA KRATZ, b. 04 January 1898; d. 1944, Auschwitz.
vii. MOSHE MIHAJI KRATZ, b. 06 January 1899.
43. viii. YENTA PERL KRATZ, b. 30 August 1901; d. 1944, Auschwitz.
44. ix. ZALMAN LEYB KRATZ, d. 1918.
45. x. BEN-ZION KRATZ, b. 1892.
46. xi. AVRAHAM BUMI KRATZ, b. 1908; d. 1945, Labor Battalions.
47. xii. ESTHER KRATZ, d. 1917.
48. xiii. POLA PUYA ZIPORA KRATZ.
xiv. CHANA KRATZ, d. 1944, Auschwitz; m. YOSEF FRUCHTER; d. 1944, Auschwitz.
She lived in: Visho, Romania
xv. LINCU KREMER.
49. xvi. YOCHEVED KRATZ.
9. MICHAEL ZVI 3 KRATZ (WOLF-BER ZE'EV DOV 2, MOSHE 1) was born 1870 in Tisa-Lonca, Hungary, and died1944 in Auschwitz.
Children of MICHAEL ZVI KRATZ are:
i. FISHEL KRATZ.
ii. SUSHA RACHEL KRATZ.
iii. GITEL TOVA KRATZ.
iv. RIVKA KRATZ.
v. SARA KRATZ.
vi. ETEL KRATZ, m. YISRAEL POLLAK. They lived in: Haifa, Israel
vii. PERL KRATZ.
50. viii. LEA KRATZ, d. 1998, Israel.
10. YEHUDA 3 KRATZ (WOLF-BER ZE'EV DOV 2, MOSHE 1) he lived in Budapest and died 1945 in Auschwitz.
Children of YEHUDA KRATZ are:
i. SUSHA RACHEL KRATZ.
51. ii. MORDECHAY KRATZ, d. 1945, Auschwitz.
11. SARA RIVKA ZISEL 3 KRATZ (WOLF-BER ZE'EV DOV 2, MOSHE 1) was born in Tisa-Lonca, Hungary, and died1939 in Velikij Byckov, Czechslovakia. She married MOSHE DAVID ASHKENAZI. He died 1939 in Velikij Byckov, Czechslovakia.
Children of SARA KRATZ and MOSHE ASHKENAZI are:
52. i. YEHOSHUA SHAYA ASHKENAZI.
53. ii. ELIYAHU ASHKENAZI.
54. iii. ARYE LEIBISH ASHKENAZI, b. 1900; d. 1940, Velikij Byckov, Czechslovakia.
12. MALCA REGINA RIVKA 3 KRATZ (CHAIM LEIB2, MOSHE1) was born 1880. She married NISAN LEIB KAUFMAN.
Children of MALCA KRATZ and NISAN KAUFMAN are:
i. MORRIS KAUFMAN, m. GUSSIE FISHER.
55. ii. BESSIE KAUFMAN, b. Veresmort la Tisa.
56. iii. LEA KAUFMAN, b. 22 June 1898.
iv. AVRAHAM HIRSH KAUFMAN.
v. SHEINDL KAUFMAN.
13. SARA 3 KRATZ (CHAIM LEIB 2, MOSHE 1) was born 1883, and died 1944 in Auschwitz. She married ZVI ARYE LAX.
Children of SARA KRATZ and ZVI LAX are:
i. YISRAEL LAX, d. 1944, Auschwitz.
ii. CHANA LAX, d. 1944, Auschwitz.
iii. SHLOMO DOV LAX, d. 1944, Auschwitz.
iv. JOEL LAX, d. 1944, Auschwitz.
v. MOSHE YITZCHAK LAX, d. 1944, Auschwitz.
vi. SHEINDL LAX, d. 1944, Auschwitz.
57. vii. BEN-ZION LAX-KRATZ.
14. DAVID ZALMAN 3 KRATZ (CHAIM LEIB 2, MOSHE 1) was born 1890, and died 1944 in Auschwitz. He married MINDY MONTZY LAX.
Child of DAVID KRATZ and MINDY LAX is:
i. SHEINDL YAFA KRATZ, b. 1921; d. 1944, Auschwitz.
15. YEHUDA YUDEL 3 KRATZ (CHAIM LEIB 2, MOSHE 1) was born 1891, and died 23 September 1950 in New-York, USA. He married RACHEL MULLER. She was born 1894, and died 26 September 1989 in New-York,USA.
Child of YEHUDA KRATZ and RACHEL MULLER is:
58. i. WILLIE VILLATUR JENO WOLF BER KRATZ, b. 06 October 1913.
16. RACHEL ROZE 3 KRATZ (CHAIM LEIB 2, MOSHE 1) was born 10 March 1886, and died 26 September 1989 in New-York, USA. She married SANDOR MOLDOVAN, son of JOSEPH MOLDOVAN and CHANA NEMETH. He was born 1885.
Children of RACHEL KRATZ and SANDOR MOLDOVAN are:
59. i. CHARLOTTE SHEUNDL MOLDOVAN, b. 1912.
60. ii. ALFRED AVRAHAM SHALOM MOLDOVAN, b. 12 October 1921, New-York,USA.
iii. BENJAMIN MOLDOVAN, b. 1923, New-York,USA; d. 1923, New-York,USA.
They had two more children.
17. RIVKA 3 KRATZ (CHAIM LEIB 2, MOSHE 1) died 1955, she divorced and had no children.
18. MOSHE YITZCHAK 3 KRATZ (CHAIM LEIB 2, MOSHE 1) He married SILVIA SARA, daughter of MENACHEM MENDEL. She was born 1883, and died 07 June 1955.
Children of MOSHE KRATZ and SILVIA SARA are:
61. i. HELEN KRATZ.
62. ii. RACHEL KRATZ.
63. iii. MARGARET KRATZ.
Generation No. 4
19. ARYE 4 KRATZ (DAVID 3, WOLF-BER ZE'EV DOV 2, MOSHE 1) was born August 1894, and died 1970 in Haifa, Israel. He married DORI BERGER. She was born 1904.
Children of ARYE KRATZ and DORI BERGER are:
i. ETEL KRATZ, m. ELIYAHU NETZER.
ii. RACHEL KRATZ, m. NISAN ARARAT.
iii. MICHAL KRATZ, d. 1996.
iv. DAVID KRATZ, b. 07 June 1941; m. ODEL; b. 1946.
20 . FANI 4 KRATZ (DAVID 3, WOLF-BER ZE'EV DOV 2, MOSHE 1) was born 16 December 1901. She married MEIR POLLAK
Children of FANI KRATZ and MEIR POLLAK are:
i. AVRAHAM POLLAK.
ii. another child.
21. DVORA DORA 4 KRATZ (DAVID 3, WOLF-BER ZE'EV DOV 2, MOSHE 1) was born 16 May 1904. She married MORDECHAY BUKAREVSKY.
Children of DVORA KRATZ and MORDECHAY BUKAREVSKY are:
i. NAOMI BUKAREVSKY, m. ADI SHANI they lived in: Israel
ii. DVORA BUKAREVSKY, b. 1943; m. BENO CALEV they lived in: Israel
22. EFRAIM FRANCISC 4 KRATZ (DAVID 3, WOLF-BER ZE'EV DOV 2, MOSHE 1) was born 17 August 1907. He married TOBI FTUCHTER.
Child of EFRAIM KRATZ and TOBI FTUCHTER is:
i. DAVID TAMIR-KRATZ, b. 09 July 1936; m. (1) JUNE; m. (2) RACHEL; m. (3) RA'AYA.
23. YITZCHAK IGNATZ 4 KRATZ (DAVID 3, WOLF-BER ZE'EV DOV 2, MOSHE 1) was born 26 March 1910, and died1982, He married MIRIAM. She was born 02 February 1915.
Child of YITZCHAK KRATZ and MIRIAM is:
i. DAVID KRATZ-TAMIR, b. 23 July 1944; m. BATYA; b. 16 October 1951.
24. ETEL 4 KRATZ (DAVID 3, WOLF-BER ZE'EV DOV 2, MOSHE 1)
Children of ETEL KRATZ are:
i. YENTE KRATZ, m. LEIBI FRUCHTER.
ii. ESTHER KRATZ, d. 1944, Auschwitz.
iii. MONI KRATZ, m. SHLOMO.
25. AVRAHAM ADOLF 4 KRATZ (DAVID 3, WOLF-BER ZE'EV DOV 2, MOSHE 1) was born 1891. He married ZVIAH FRIED, daughter of YISRAEL FRIED and BEILA. She was born 1896, and died 1944 in Auschwitz they lived in: Chust, Czechoslovakia
Children of AVRAHAM KRATZ and ZVIAH FRIED are:
i. ADINA KRATZ, b. 1920; m. SIMCHA DRUMER; b. 1919.
ii. RIVKA LEA LULU KRATZ, b. 02 November 1921; m. DAN GREEN; b. 22 November 1919.
iii. YEHUDA KRATZ, b. 11 July 1924; m. PESYA ALTSHUL; b. 21 August 1931, they lived in: Vulkan, Romania
iv. ZE'EV DOV KRATZ, b. 1927, Vulkan, Romania; m. MIRIAM MEIR; b. 1938.
26. SARA RIVKA 4 KRATZ (DAVID 3, WOLF-BER ZE'EV DOV 2, MOSHE 1) died 1944 in Auschwitz.
Children of SARA RIVKA KRATZ are:
i. BRANAH KRATZ.
ii. SHMUEL KRATZ.
iii. FEIVISH KRATZ.
27. MOSHE YACOV 4 KRATZ (DAVID 3, WOLF-BER ZE'EV DOV 2, MOSHE 1) was born 1884, and died 1944 in Auschwitz. He married KLARA CHAYA KLARBERG, daughter of YISRAEL TREISSER and BEILA LEA. She was born 1884 in Delatyn, Poland, and died 1944 in Auschwitz.
Children of MOSHE KRATZ and KLARA KLARBERG are:
i. ZVI ZEIDE KRATZ, b. 1905; d. 1984, Vienna,Austria; m. MIMI; b. 1926.
ii. ILONKA BERTA LINCA KRATZ, b. 25 October 1906; m. ZVI HALPERT HALEVI; b. 1900; d. 1971.
iii. ASHER ZELIG ANTON KRATZ, b. 1917; d. 28 August 1998; m. YULIANA; d. 02 October 1998. He lived in: Vienna, Austria, buried in Jerusalem, Israel
28. CHAYA 4 KRATZ (AVRAHAM 3, WOLF-BER ZE'EV DOV 2, MOSHE 1) died 1944 in Auschwitz. She married YOSEF YEHUDA RATH. He died 1944 in Auschwitz.
Children of CHAYA KRATZ and YOSEF RATH are:
i. SUSHA RACHEL RATH-KLEINMAN, d. 1944, Auschwitz.
ii. BLUMA RATH, d. 1944, Auschwitz.
iii. LEA RATH, d. 1944, Auschwitz.
iv. EMANUEL RATH, he lived in: Givataim, Israel
29. CHAIM MEIR 4 KRATZ (AVRAHAM 3, WOLF-BER ZE'EV DOV 2, MOSHE 1) was born 1849, and died 1942 in Craciunesti, Romania. He married FANI FEIGA HOFFMAN.
Children of CHAIM KRATZ and FANI HOFFMAN are:
i. RIVKA KRATZ-SPIGEL, b. 1900; d. 1980, USA.
ii. SARA LEA KRATZ, b. 1904, Craciunesti, Romania; d. 1944, Auschwitz.
iii. ZE'EV DOV KRATZ, b. 1912. He lived in: Be'er-Sheva, Israel
iv. IZIDOR AIZIK KRATZ, b. 1914; d. 1943, Labor Battalions.
v. FRIDA KRATZ-ANSHELOVITZ, b. 1914.
30. YECHIEL ZVI 4 KRATZ (ALEXANDER 3, WOLF-BER ZE'EV DOV 2, MOSHE 1) was born 1885, and died 1941 in Sighet, Romania. He married KATZ SARA, he Lived in: Triest, Italy and came to israel in 1938
Children of YECHIEL KRATZ and KATZ SARA are:
i. EMANUEL MENACHEM KRATZ, b. 1910; m. DINA COHEN.
ii. JONA TAUBE GITTEL KRATZ.
iii. RIVKA KRATZ, b. 1913.
31. NACHMAN 4 KRATZ (ALEXANDER 3, WOLF-BER ZE'EV DOV 2, MOSHE1) died 1944 in Auschwitz. He married CHAYA SHEINER, they lived in: Velikij Byckov, Czechslovakia
Children of NACHMAN KRATZ and CHAYA SHEINER are:
i. CHAIM KRATZ, b. 1928; d. 1944, Auschwitz.
ii. DVORA KRATZ, b. 1930; d. 1944, Auschwitz.
32. CHANA 4 KRATZ (YITZCHAK 3, WOLF-BER ZE'EV DOV 2, MOSHE 1) was born in Chust, Czechoslovakia. She married ZE'EV NAFTALI ROZMAN. He was born 1880, and died 1944 in Auschwitz, they lived in: Chust,Czechoslovakia Occupation: Grain trader
Children of CHANA KRATZ and ZE'EV ROZMAN are:
i. ALEXANDER ROZMAN, d. 1944, Auschwitz.
ii. RIVKA ROZMAN, b. 1914, Chust,Czechoslovakia; d. 1944, Auschwitz.
iii. DOV ROZMAN, b. 1917, Chust, Czechoslovakia; d. 1943, Auschwitz.
iv. ZVI ROZMAN, b. 1917, Chust, Czechoslovakia; d. 1991, USA.
v. YOSEF ROZMAN, b. 1919, Chust, Czechoslovakia; d. 1944, Labor battalions.
vi. MIRIAM ROZMAN, b. 1921, Chust, Czechoslovakia.
vii. SHMUEL ROZMAN, b. 1922, Chust, Czechoslovakia; d. 1944, Auschwitz.
viii. HELEN HENDI ROZMAN, b. 1924, Chust, Czechoslovakia; m. SYDNY NADLER; b. 1926; d. 1928.
ix. MOSHE ROZMAN, b. 1926, Chust, Czechoslovakia; d. 1944, Auschwitz.
x. YISRAEL YACOV ROZMAN, b. 1932, Chust, Czechoslovakia; d. Auschwitz.
33. ALEXANDER 4 KRATZ (YITZCHAK 3, WOLF-BER ZE'EV DOV 2, MOSHE 1) was born 1889 in Chust, Czechoslovakia, and died 1945 in Auschwitz. He married RACHEL RUBIN. She was born 1900, and died 1944 in Auschwitz.
Children of ALEXANDER KRATZ and RACHEL RUBIN are:
i. ZVI KRATZ, b. 1924, Chust, Czechoslovakia; m. PNINA PIRI LEIBOVITZ; b. 1924; d. 2001, Jerusalem ,Israel.
More About ZVI KRATZ:Occupation: Building supervisor
More About PNINA PIRI LEIBOVITZ:Occupation: wigs maker
ii. YESHAYAHU KRATZ, b. 1934, Chust, Czechoslovakia; d. 1944, Auschwitz.
iii. YEHUDA KRATZ, b. 1937, Chust, Czechoslovakia; d. 1944, Auschwitz.
iv. ZE'EV DOV KRATZ, b. 1940, Chust, Czechoslovakia; d. 1944, Auschwitz.
34. MENACHEM EMIL 4 KRATZ (YITZCHAK 3, WOLF-BER ZE'EV DOV 2, MOSHE 1) was born 1896 in Chust, Hungary, and died 1944 in Auschwitz. He married CILLI WEISZ, daughter of YEHUDA WEISZ and HINDA STEIGER. She was born in Sighet, Romania, and died 1944 in Auschwitz.
More About MENACHEM EMIL KRATZ: Lived in: Sighet, Romania Occupation: Cement Factory
Children of MENACHEM KRATZ and CILLI WEISZ are:
i. ZVI HERMAN KRATZ, b. 13 July 1924, Sighet, Romania; m. RACHEL INDIG; b. 01 January 1934, Cluj, Romania.
More About ZVI HERMAN KRATZ:Burial: Jerusalem,/Israel
ii. ZE'EV DOV KRATZ, b. 1928; d. 1944, Auschwitz.
iii. NAFTALI KRATZ, b. 1930; d. 1944, Auschwitz.
iv. YEHUDA KRATZ, b. 1937; d. 1944, Auschwitz.
35. SUSHA RACHEL 4 KRATZ (YITZCHAK 3, WOLF-BER ZE'EV DOV 2, MOSHE 1) was born 1898 in Chust, Czechoslovakia, and died 1944 in Auschwitz. She married AVRAHAM SINAI. He was born 1897, and died 1945.
Children of SUSHA KRATZ and AVRAHAM SINAI are:
i. ZE'EV DOV SINAI, b. 1925, he lived in: USA
ii. SIMA SINAI, b. 1927; d. 1944, Auschwitz.
iii. LEA SINAI, b. 1929; d. 1944, Auschwitz.
iv. RIVKA SINAI, b. 1931; d. 1944, Auschwitz.
v. PERL SINAI, b. 1938; d. 1944, Auschwitz.
36. MESHULAM NICOLAJ 4 KRATZ (YITZCHAK 3, WOLF-BER ZE'EV DOV 2, MOSHE 1) was born 14 May 1897 in Chust, Czechoslovakia, and died 1942 in Tisa-Uylak, Hungary. He married ESTHER. She died 1944 in Auschwitz.
Children of MESHULAM KRATZ and ESTHER are:
i. ERNO KRATZ, d. 1944, Auschwitz.
ii. OLGA KRATZ, d. 1944, Auschwitz.
37. BARUCH 4 KRATZ (YITZCHAK 3, WOLF-BER ZE'EV DOV 2, MOSHE 1) was born 1900 in Chust, Czechoslovakia, and died 1968 in Jerusalem ,Israel. He married SIDI FIKEL. She was born 1905, and died 1996 in Jerusalem ,Israel.
Children of BARUCH KRATZ and SIDI FIKEL are:
i. DOV ZE'EV BUBI KRATZ, b. 1930, Chust, Czechoslovakia; m. VARDA LANG.
ii. ZVI KRATZ-KRA, b. 1931, Chust, Czechoslovakia; m. RIVKA BRUNER; b. 1935.
iii. SIMA KRATZ, b. 1936, Jerusalem ,Israel; m. YITZCHAK RAUZNITZ; b. 1930.
38. LEA LAURI 4 KRATZ (YITZCHAK 3, WOLF-BER ZE'EV DOV 2, MOSHE 1) died 1944 in Auschwitz along with their 5 children. She married AHARON EICHENBAUM. He died 1970 in Argentina, they lived in Tisa-Uylak, Hungary
39. ZVI HERMAN 4 KRATZ (CHAIM ELIEZER 3, WOLF-BER ZE'EV DOV 2, MOSHE 1) was born 25 January 1908. He married HELEN. She died 1944 in Auschwitz with her their two children
40. BLANCA 4 KRATZ (CHAIM ELIEZER 3, WOLF-BER ZE'EV DOV 2, MOSHE 1) was born 10 October 1909. She married YITZCHAK AIZIK. They had two children.
41. ILONKA LEA 4 KRATZ (CHAIM ELIEZER 3, WOLF-BER ZE'EV DOV 2, MOSHE 1) was born 01 June 1896. She married LEIB ARYE KAHAN, son of NACHMAN KAHAN and RACHEL. He was born 1897.
Children of ILONKA KRATZ and LEIB KAHAN are:
i. YUTZI KAHAN, b. 1921; m. ONDOR KEPETS.
ii. NACHMAN KAHAN, b. 1923; d. 1944, Auschwitz.
iii. FRITZI KAHAN, b. 1929; d. 1944, Auschwitz.
iv. ETI ESTHER KAHAN, b. 1931; d. 1944, Auschwitz.
v. CHANA (?) KAHAN, d. 1944, Auschwitz.
42. SARA LOLA 4 KRATZ (CHAIM ELIEZER 3, WOLF-BER ZE'EV DOV 2, MOSHE 1) was born 04 January 1898, and died 1944 in Auschwitz. She married SHLOMO LAZAROVITZ. He was born 1899.
Children of SARA KRATZ and SHLOMO LAZAROVITZ are:
i. CHAIM ELIEZER LAZAROVITZ, b. 27 August 1927; d. 1944, Auschwitz.
ii. REGINA LAZAROVITZ, b. 27 October 1928.
iii. YENTE LAZAROVITZ, b. 10 June 1931.
iv. PIRI (?) LAZAROVITZ, d. 1944, Auschwitz.
43. YENTA PERL 4 KRATZ (CHAIM ELIEZER 3, WOLF-BER ZE'EV DOV 2, MOSHE 1) was born 30 August 1901, and died 1944 in Auschwitz with their 5 children. She married SHLOMO LEIB. They lived in Quasi.
44. ZALMAN LEYB4 KRATZ (CHAIM ELIEZER3, WOLF-BER ZE'EV DOV2, MOSHE1) died 1918. He lived in: Rachov, Czechoslovakia
Children of ZALMAN LEYB KRATZ are:
i. ZE'EV DOV WILLY KRATZ, b. 1914; d. 1997, Prague, Czechslovakia.
ii. YENTA KRATZ, d. 1944, Prague; m. DESZO ZWACHER.
45. BEN-ZION 4 KRATZ (CHAIM ELIEZER 3, WOLF-BER ZE'EV DOV 2, MOSHE 1) was born 1892. He married RIVKA REGINA SHRETER, daughter of AVRAHAM SHRETER and SARA MULLER. She was born 1901.
Children of BEN-ZION KRATZ and RIVKA SHRETER are:
i. YUTZI JULIA KRATZ, b. 1920; m. RUDI WOLF; d. 1995, USA.
ii. DORI KRATZ, b. 1921; m. ZOLI CHAIM SKLAR; b. 1914.
iii. MICHAEL MEIR KRATZ, b. 1923; m. INA SPECTOR; b. 1933.
iv. ZE'EV DOV BERRY KRATZ, b. 1925; m. SZEREN SARINKA SARA; b. 1926.
v. ESTHER KRATZ, b. 1927; m. FRED APPEL; b. 1917.
vi. BLAYCHU MARGITA BELA KRATZ, b. 18 October 1929.
vii. CHAYA KRATZ, b. 1937.
46. AVRAHAM BUMI 4 KRATZ (CHAIM ELIEZER 3, WOLF-BER ZE'EV DOV 2, MOSHE 1) was born 1908, and died 1945 in Labor Batalions. He married YEHUDIT RINGLER. They lived in: Sighet, Romania
Children of AVRAHAM KRATZ and YEHUDIT RINGLER are:
i. NAOMI KRATZ, b. 1930; d. 1944, Auschwitz.
ii. BRACHA KRATZ, b. 1935; d. 1944, Auschwitz.
47. ESTHER 4 KRATZ (CHAIM ELIEZER 3, WOLF-BER ZE'EV DOV 2, MOSHE 1) died 1917. She married LEIB ARYE ROSENHECK.
Child of ESTHER KRATZ and LEIB ROSENHECK is:
i. DAVID ROSENHECK.
48. POLA PUYA ZIPORA 4 KRATZ (CHAIM ELIEZER 3, WOLF-BER ZE'EV DOV 2, MOSHE 1) She married LEIB ARYE ROSENHECK.
Children of POLA KRATZ and LEIB ROSENHECK are:
i. CHAIM ELIEZER ROSENHECK, d. 1944, Auschwitz.
ii. YACOV ROSENHECK, d. 1944, Auschwitz.
iii. ITZU ROSENHECK, b. 1928; d. 1993, Budapest; m. ANDY FEIG.
iv. ESTHER ROSENHECK.
49. YOCHEVED 4 KRATZ (CHAIM ELIEZER 3, WOLF-BER ZE'EV DOV 2, MOSHE 1)
Children of YOCHEVED KRATZ are:
i. WILLY KRATZ.
ii. JOLAN KRATZ.
50. LEA 4 KRATZ (MICHAEL ZVI 3, WOLF-BER ZE'EV DOV 2, MOSHE 1) died 1998 in Israel. She married YOSEF BRETLER.
Children of LEA KRATZ and YOSEF BRETLER are:
i. YECHIEL ZVI BRETLER, m. CHAVA.
ii. RIVKA BRETLER, m. S. M. WEINER.
iii. RUTH BRETLER, m. UNK SHENFELD.
51. MORDECHAY 4 KRATZ (YEHUDA 3, WOLF-BER ZE'EV DOV 2, MOSHE 1) died 1945 in Auschwitz.
Child of MORDECHAY KRATZ is:
i. PETER KRATZ, b. 1934. He lived in: Budapest
52. YEHOSHUA SHAYA 4 ASHKENAZI (SARA RIVKA ZISEL 3 KRATZ, WOLF-BER ZE'EV DOV 2, MOSHE 1), he lived in: Sighet, Romania and had 5 children
53. ELIYAHU 4 ASHKENAZI (SARA RIVKA ZISEL 3 KRATZ, WOLF-BER ZE'EV DOV 2, MOSHE 1), he lived in: Sudets Teritoy, Czechoslovakia, Munkatch. He had a son that died in the holocaust, another one that lived in Holland and one which lived in Israel.
54. ARYE LEIBISH 4 ASHKENAZI (SARA RIVKA ZISEL 3 KRATZ, WOLF-BER ZE'EV DOV 2, MOSHE 1) was born 1900, and died 1940 in Velikij Byckov, Czechslovakia. He married MALCA TEITELBAUM, daughter of MORDECHAY TEITELBAUM. She died 1940.
Children of ARYE ASHKENAZI and MALCA TEITELBAUM are:
i. RACHEL ASHKENAZI, b. 1922; d. 1944, Auschwitz.
ii. HENDI ASHKENAZI, b. 1924, Velikij Byckov, Czechslovakia; d. 1944, Auschwitz.
iii. CHANI ASHKENAZI, b. 1926, Velikij Byckov, Czechslovakia; d. 1944, Auschwitz.
iv. SHEINDU ASHKENAZI, b. 1928, Velikij Byckov, Czechslovakia; m. AHARON RATH; b. 25 December 1926, Oyber-Apsa, Hungary.
v. SENDER ASHKENAZI, b. 1930, Velikij Byckov, Czechslovakia; d. 1944, Auschwitz.
vi. SARA ASHKENAZI, b. 1931, Velikij Byckov, Czechslovakia; d. 1944, Auschwitz.
55. BESSIE 4 KAUFMAN (MALCA REGINA RIVKA 3 KRATZ, CHAIM LEIB 2, MOSHE 1) was born in Veresmort la Tisa. She married BENNIE NEMETH.
Children of BESSIE KAUFMAN and BENNIE NEMETH are:
i. CHARLOTTE NEMETH.
ii. GARY NEMETH.
iii. SYBIL NEMETH.
56. LEA 4 KAUFMAN (MALCA REGINA RIVKA 3 KRATZ, CHAIM LEIB 2, MOSHE 1) was born 22 June 1898. She married LOUIS SIMONOVITZ.
Child of LEA KAUFMAN and LOUIS SIMONOVITZ is:
i. LAZAR SIMONOVITZ, b. 1925.
57. BEN-ZION 4 LAX-KRATZ (SARA 3 KRATZ, CHAIM LEIB 2, MOSHE 1)
Children of BEN-ZION LAX-KRATZ are:
i. CHANA ZION-KRATZ.
ii. SARA MAL'ACHI-KRATZ.
58. WILLIE VILLATUR JENO WOLF BER 4 KRATZ (YEHUDA YUDEL 3, CHAIM LEIB 2, MOSHE 1) was born 06 October 1913. He married DOROTHY.
Children of WILLIE KRATZ and DOROTHY are:
i. MARTY MOSHE MENACHEM KRATZ, b. 1930.
ii. KAREN SHEINDL KRATZ, m. ? SOLL.
59. CHARLOTTE SHEUNDL 4 MOLDOVAN (RACHEL ROZE 3 KRATZ, CHAIM LEIB 2, MOSHE 1) was born 1912. She married (1) LOUIS HELLMAN. After they divorced she married (2) THOMAS BROWN. Charlotte had no children.
60. ALFRED AVRAHAM SHALOM 4 MOLDOVAN (RACHEL ROZE 3 KRATZ, CHAIM LEIB 2, MOSHE 1) was born 12 October 1921 in New-York,USA. He married GEAN SORKIN, daughter of JACOB SORKIN and ESTHER FINKELSTEIN. She was born 26 November 1930, and died 15 June 1995 in New-York,USA.
Children of ALFRED MOLDOVAN and GEAN SORKIN are:
i. MICHA MOLDOVAN, b. 01 April 1957; m. REBECCA SCHAEFFER; b. 08 May 1970, New-York,USA.
ii. JOSEPH MOLDOVAN, b. 24 August 1955, New-York,USA; m. SUSAN ALKALAY; b. 15 February 1954.
61. HELEN KRATZ (MOSHE YITZCHAK 3, CHAIM LEIB 2, MOSHE 1) She married JACK SMITH. Thay have no children.
62. RACHEL 4 KRATZ (MOSHE YITZCHAK 3, CHAIM LEIB 2, MOSHE 1) She married ? LAX.
Child of RACHEL KRATZ and ? LAX is:
i. BEN-ZION LAX.
63. MARGARET 4 KRATZ (MOSHE YITZCHAK 3, CHAIM LEIB 2, MOSHE 1)
Child of MARGARET KRATZ is:
i. DIANA KRATZ.