• Born in Gemuenden am Main, Germany on April 18, 1924.
  • He had 2 brothers and a sister.
  • He went to public school until 1933 when Hitler came to power.
  • He was allowed to finish the school year by sitting in the back of the class room. But, was not allowed to attend the following year.
  • He went to a Jewish school in Thuengen.
  • His brother, Arthur Kahn, was one of the first Jews killed by the Nazis in 1933.
  • On November 9, 1938 (Kristallnacht) his father was taken to Buchenwald.
  • His father had an Iron Cross, from World War I and was allowed to return home 3 weeks later.
  • The family moved to Frankfurt and Lother attended the Samson Raphael Hirsh High School.
  • His brother went to Breuers.
  • In 1939, Lother, his parents and brother left Germany and went to England. They spent 6 months in Engand.
  • His sister stayed in Germany. She was newly married and had a son.
  • Lother, his parents and brother arrived in New York in April 1939.
  • Lother found a job as a machinist. He was working in a factory where they manufactured the Thompson Machine Gun and Nor den Bombsight.
  • He was called to the US army and was able to defer three times.
  • Eventually, he joined the army and was sent to a machinist school in Baltimore called Camp Holabarg.
  • After three months, he was sent to Europe to be part of a Mobile Repair Unit.
  • On December 7, 1943 he was part of the All Southern Combat Engineer Unit.
  • He was one of the first troops to land in Normandy.
  • He was part of the 146th Engineer Combat Battalion and was in the infantry at Battle of the Bulge.
  • He became an interpreter because he knew German, French and English and was then able to stay out of the infantry.
  • When the war ended, Lother was in Pilsin, Czechoslovakia.
  • After the war ended, he was sent to Bamberg, Germany. He hoped to find his sister alive in Germany.
  •  Lother found out that his sister, Franny and her son were murdered in Auschwitz in 1942.