The Katz family arose in the East Prussian town of Heilsberg. Louis Levin Katz prospered as a merchant in Kolberg. His first of two daughters by his first wife was Betty Katz, the wife of Isaak Wohlgemuth from Elbing, Danzig and Berlin. 

Louis Katz of Kolberg

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Betty’s father was a prosperous merchant who came to Pomerania from East Prussia.

Ghosts of Weissensee—the cemetery played on

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How did Betty Katz meet her end in February 1942?


The Wohlgemuths in Danzig

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Before moving his family to Berlin in 1912, Isaak Wohlgemuth prospered as a mover in Danzig. His family roots were in nearby West Prussia.

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