The Waks family lived in Lublin at 38/5 Lubartowska Street (now 44). Chaim Luzer Waks was the owner of a cooperative bank (“Bank Spółdzielczy”) at 2 Lubartowska Street and a tannery at 19 Wspólna Street. His wife was Szyfra Halbersztadt. They had 3 sons and 1 daughter: Abraham Mojżesz, Dawid Isachor, Samuel Salomon and Ita Mindla (Mina). Only Abraham Mojżesz survived the war.