Edith Esther Kahn, born in Trier, emigrated in 1938 died peacefully on Aug. 16, 2020. She has now rejoined her beloved parents, Rosel Kahn, maiden name Kempenich, born 03/1885 in Kempenich, emigrated in 1938, passed away in Milwaukee, Wisconsin 27-04-1982) and Herman Kahn, emigrated in 1938 (1883-1969). Edith came to the United States in 1938 with her parents and older brother, Ralph. She lost her grandfather Joseph Kempenich from Kempenich born 01/01/1864 in the Holocaust.

Josef Kempenich
geboren 01.01.1864 in Kempenich / Adenau / Rheinprovinz

ab Köln: 27.07.1942
Theresienstadt, Ghetto
Treblinka, Vernichtungslager: 19.09.1942
gestorben 21. oder 22.09.1942 in Treblinka
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Joseph Kempenich prayer books
Document | Accession Number: 2005.266
Contains six Hebrew prayer books, published in 1901, belonging to Joseph Kempenich. Mr. Kempenich gave the books to his family, whom he was planning to join in the United States, for safe-keeping when they emigrated in 1938. Unable to escape, Mr. Kempenich was deported to Theresienstadt and perished in the Minsk ghetto. Also includes the Yom Kippur programs for the synagogue in Trier, Germany, from 1928-1936.

Edith graduated from East Division High School (now Riverside University High School), Downer College (now the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) and Columbia University Teacher’s College. Edith was a grade school teacher for the Milwaukee Public Schools from 1958 to 1992, primarily at Cass Street School.

A faithful member of Lake Park Synagogue, she was well known for her joy at working in the kitchen. Edith is fondly remembered by friends as a quirky yet compassionate woman. Edith was both frugal yet giving. She was a donor to many charities representing good causes. Edith enjoyed listening to Neil Diamond and watching Good Morning America. Edith was a longtime fixture on Downer Avenue; a historian of people, stores and events over the past 80 years.  Private graveside services were held. Rabbi Joel Dinin officiated, and Goodman-Bensman Whitefish Bay Funeral Home assisted the family.

A graveside funeral service was held at Greenwood Cemetery, 2615 West Cleveland Avenue, Milwaukee on August 19, 2020 at 11:00 AM.

Goodman-Bensman Whitefish Bay Funeral Home
4750 North Santa Monica Boulevard (414) 964-3111
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