We are searching for the WURM and LAZANSKY family from Prague.
Julius WURM died in Prague on 30 Sept 1937.
In his second marriage he had married Hermina LAZANSKA who had a son Walt(h)er from her first marriage.
Julius WURM adopted Walt(h)er LAZANSKY who thereafter used the family name LAZANSKY-WURM
We are hoping to learn what became of Walter who left Prague some time after the death of his adoptive father.
We have learned from research that Walter LAZANSKY-WURM was born in 1899, visited the "Prager Handelsakademie"
and studied chemistry at the University of Zurich in 1908 - 1912.
In 1934 he was described as a "bank clerk, in Prague X., Riegrova 8"
Walter LAZANSKY-WURM married Štěpánka STEINMANN. They had a daughter Ulrike LAZANSKY-WURM
Walter LAZANSKY had two sisters:
Martha LAZANSKY and
Their birth parents were MUDr. Leopold LAZANSKY (his parents Josef LAZANSKY and Josefa nee KOHN) and Hermine, nee POLLAK (her parents were Abraham POLLAK and Karoline nee SCHLOSSER).
What happened to these people?? research has shown that they perished.
We are now most anxious to learn what happened to the family of Štěpánka STEINMANN.
We know that she was born on 21st of March, 1890 in Budapest.
She is described in a Czech document as being a "chemist lieutenant"
Who were her family in Hungary? did she have siblings???
In the course of this search we learned about the STEINMANN family: - Did any of them have family????
Stepanka had 3 siblings, Felix, Pal and Otto STEINMANN. While we still know too little about their fate, we did learn that Pal's wife was Josefa nee EGER, and that she survived World War 2. In 1948 she was running a wine wholesale firm in Árpádföld. (today part of Budapest ) .
This is an image extracted frrom the 1948 Budapest telephone book :
The immediate family strutureis as follows:-
1. Markus Hermann STEINMANN
sp: Sali BURGER
|-2. Simon STEINMANN (b.22 Sep 1856-Morva Lieszkó / Komitat Trencsén. (Morvamogyoród,heute Moravské Lieskové)
+-2. Filip Fülöp STEINMANN (b.22 Sep 1856-Morva Lieszkó / Komitat Trencsén. (Morvamogyoród,heute Moravské Lieskové) m. 28 Feb 1886 in Wien
sp: Josefa Jozefa WAGNER- (b.4 Jan 1868-Budapest m.28 Feb 1886)
|-3. Felix STEINMANN- (b.1 May 1887-Wien)
|-3. Otto STEINMANN- (b.6 Mar 1890-Wien)
|-3. Pál Mordechai STEINMANN SOMFAI- (b.9 Jun 1892-Pest d. 4 Jul 1940)
| sp: Józsa ÉGER STEINMANN SOMFAI- (d.Aft 1948)
+-3. Stepanka STEINMANN- (b.22 Feb 1899-Budapest d.12 Oct 1944-Auschwitz)
sp: Walter LAZANSKY-WURM- (b.12 Nov 1889- m.Prague7 May 1918 d.28 Sep 1944-)
+-4. Ulrike Oldriska LAZANSKY-WURM- (b.8 Jan 1920 d.12 Oct 1944-Auschwitz)
Do you recognize any of these names?
Can you guide us in any way?
If you have no information, do you know of anyone else, anywhere, where we can ask?
please e-mail me at
searchandunite [at] lewinsdlondon [dot] org [dot] uk