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The Kahnwald family are one of the four interconnected families who are the central characters of Dark.

By blood descent, the patriarch is Daniel Kahnwald, chief of the Winden Police in 1953, and his daughter Ines. In 1986, Ines began to care for Mikkel Nielsen, who had traveled in time from 2019, and gave him the name Michael Kahnwald. Michael later married Hannah Krüger, who took his name to become Hannah Kahnwald, and they had a son together, Jonas Kahnwald.

MeaningEdit

Kahnwald is an uncommon name. If the family is from northern Germany (as the names Nielsen and Tiedemann suggest they might be), it may be occupational: a kahn the operator of a barge or small boat, and wald means forest, and thus a bargeman who works near a forest. Kahn is also a Jewish name, referring to the descendants of Aaron, who formed the priestly class of early Judaism. A third possibility is that it is a diminutive of the name Cagano, itself linguistically related to gegen, meaning against.[1]

ResidenceEdit

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The Kahnwald residence on the eve of the apocalypse

See Kahnwald family home

Family treeEdit

The following is a family tree representing the Kahnwald Family.

 
 
 
 
Daniel Kahnwald
 
Unknown
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ines Kahnwald
 
Sebastian Krüger
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Michael Kahnwald
(adoptive son, see Nielsen family)
 
Hannah Kahnwald
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jonas Kahnwald
 
 
 
 
 

ReferencesEdit

  1. Hanks, Patrick (ed.), "Kahn" in Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, 2003
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