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About Kemp, Rudy
Margarete Steinberg (1880-1916) and Max Kempenich (1860-1922)
Erna Frederike Kempenich
Walter Heinz (Heinrich) Kempenich
Margareta (Greta) Sybilla Nathan
Married October 10, 1935 in Emmerich, Germany
Rudy and Greta met at the family department store where Greta worked (Nathan and Gompertz).
Rudy and Greta were the last couple to be married in the synagogue in Emmerich, two years before they fled across that bridge over the Rhine. Standing on a pedestal in front of them on their wedding day was the four-foot tall brass Emmerich menorah.
Alfred (Fred) Max Kemp (Madalyn Tonkel)
Donald (Don) Lee Kemp (Gail Sopkin/Pat)
Margaret Jean (Jeanne) Kemp (Steve Ginsberg)
Rudy’s father Max, along with a business partner, owned the largest department store in Emmerich. In the US, Rudy would go on to found Tapecraft Corporation, which manufactured narrow tape zippers, clothing, labels,and book bindings.
27 members of Rudy’s family died in concentration camps. Of the 100 Jews in Emmerich, only 32 escaped.