Siblings: Fanny and Bertha Löwenthal
Spouse: Machiel Appel
Children: 1 son (later adopted Wohlgemuth)
Promenadestraße 3 (today 7)
April 1933 emigrated to the Netherlands
1943 deported from Westerbork to Auschwitz
Irene Löwenthal was the daughter of the Bad Kissingen cattle dealer Mayer Löwenthal and his wife Clothilde, née Ehrmann, who came from Darmstadt. She was born in Darmstadt on June 12, 1904. The family must have lived in Bad Kissingen in 1906, where Irene’s younger sisters Fanny (1906) and Bertha (1908) were born.
After short-term stays in Düsseldorf and Berlin in 1932, Irene Löwenthal emigrated to the Netherlands in 1933. There she married Machiel Appel, who was born in Amsterdam in 1899, and had a daughter with him. Different from her parents and her two sisters who could emigrate to the USA in 1938 and survived there, Irene Appel was deported from the collecting camp Westerbork to Auschwitz, where she was murdered at the age of 38. Her date of death is reported to have been January 25. 1943. Her husband was also deported to Poland a year later and murdered. Their child was the only one who survived the Shoa.