About Ernest John Simke
Ernest Simke, Israel's honorary Consul-General in Manila. Simke came to the Philippines from China in the early 1930s and managed the La Estrella del Norte branch in Bacolod. (Ernst John's father)
The Simkes were one of the Jewish families in the Philippines who chose to remain in the country and take on Filipino citizenship.
- Rita Simke (Broniatowski) was born in Siemianowitz, Poland and died in Manila in 1957.
- Hans Broniatowski, Rita's brother, was born June 8, 1914 in Laurahutte, Germany; died Manila July 6, 1940.
- John Simke, Ernst and Rita Simke;s son, was born July 16, 1944 September 15, 1944. Source