The Lansky Family

Meyer Lansky’s Grandparents

Benjamin & Basha Suchowljansky

Benjamin & Basha had Max, their only child.

Meyer Lansky’s Parents

Max & Yetta (Gracz) Lansky

Max’s wife, Yetta Gracz, had the American spelling of Grotch.

Meyer Lansky & Siblings

Max & Yetta had Meyer, Jacob, Rose, Lena, and Esther.

Jacob (Jack) was married to Anna. Their daughters are Rikki and Linda. Both daughters had two sons.

Esther Lansky was married to Matty Chess. Their only child was Max.

Meyer Lansky’s Wives & Mistress

Meyer was married to Anna, then Thelma. (He met Zali in 1970).

Anna was the daughter of Moses and Sarah Citron.

Meyer had no children with Thelma or Zali.

Meyer Lansky’s Children

Meyer & Anna’s children are Bernard, Paul and Sandra.

Buddy was married to Annette.

Paul was married to Edna and then Kathleen.

Sandra was married to Marvin Rapoport and then Vince Lombardo, a member of the Gambino Family. He had to leave the Mafia to marry Sandra. (Possibly the only time a Mafioso was ever allowed to do that.)

Meyer Lansky’s Grandchildren

Meyer’s grandchildren are Meyer II, Myra, and Gary.

Paul had Meyer II and Myra.
Sandra had Gary Rapoport.
Buddy had no children.