Selma Kraft

9 December 1929–13 November 1987 (Age 57)
Buer, Gelsenkirchen, Westphalia, Prussia, Germany

The Life of Selma

When Selma Kraft was born on 9 December 1929, in Buer, Gelsenkirchen, Westphalia, Prussia, Germany, her father, Josef Kraft, was 30 and her mother, Frieda Selma Reichert, was 32. She had at least 1 son with Eberhard Pähler. She died on 13 November 1987, in Werl, Soest, Westphalia, Prussia, Germany, at the age of 57.

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Eberhard Pähler
Selma Kraft
Harry Pähler

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    Wilhelm Kraft



World Events (8)


Age 4

Adolf Hitler appointed chancellor by President Paul von Hindenburg.

Age 4

The Third Reich rises to power.
1945 · Nuremberg War-Crime Trials

Age 16

On June 7, 1945, the Nuremberg trials begin, and last into the following year. The tribunal tried 24 Nazi officials and put 12 to death by hanging. In total, there were 216 court hearings.

Name Meaning

German (also Kräft), Danish, Swedish, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a strong man, from Old High German kraft, German Kraft ‘strength’, ‘power’. The Swedish name probably originated as a soldier's name. In part the German and Danish names possibly also derive from a late survival of the same word used as a byname, Old High German Chraft(o), Old Norse Kraptr.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Legacy NFS Source: Selma Kraft - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Selma Kraft

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