"There is something more powerful than each of us, a combination
of our efforts, a Great Chain of industry that unites us." - Andrew Ryan
- “Maybe we never should have come to this place…”
- ― Mariska Lutz[src]
Mariska Lutz, who is of Czech and Jewish origin, and her husband Samuel Lutz, were likely among the working class of Rapture. While in the city, they had a daughter together and named her Masha, who knew nothing of life above the surface. Masha was taken from them by Andrew Ryan's men, telling them she could help save the failing city.
Mariska and Sam's worst fears were confirmed when they saw first hand that Masha had become a Little Sister. In their despair, they committed suicide via an overdose of pills in their room in Neptune's Bounty. A photo of Masha can be found if you pick up and listen to the audio diary (stay in the room and listen to it).