Of Blessed Memory
1926 – 2014
Anni Reisner was born in 1926 in Berlin, Germany. She lived with her family in Germany until 1933, when the Nazis came to power, and her father was fired from his job. The family sought refuge in Vienna where they lived comfortably until the Anschluss in March 1938. Ann attended a private Jewish high school and remained there until all Jewish schools were closed in November 1938, after Kristallnacht. In February 1939, her parents were about to put Ann and her younger brother on a Kindertransport to England when the American consulate approved their immigration and the family was able to come to America, settling in Kansas City.
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