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Renee Ruth Rothschild


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Renee Ruth Rothschild Obituary
Rothschild, Renee Ruth,

98, died Saturday, January 27, 2018 at her home. Renee was a native of Kehl, Germany, born November 5, 1919 to Heinrich and Elsa Bodenheimer. She was a holocaust survivor, rescued by her then fiance', John Rothschild in 1942 and escaping to Switzerland. They lived in Switzerland, married December 5, 1942 and moved to America in 1951. She was an original faculty member of Oakland University and subsequently, Oakland Community College near Detroit, where she became Head of the Department of Foreign Languages. She received her Master's degree in Romance Languages from Wayne State University in 1965 and retired in 1990. In 2003, she and John moved to Louisville to be near family. Renee was a member of Congregation Adath Jeshurun.

She is survived by her loving husband of 75 years, John Rothschild; her children, Dr. Armand Rothschild (Marylee) and Sylvia Kerpel (Michael); her grandsons, Dr. Daniel Rothschild, Nathan Rothschild, Martin Kerpel and David Kerpel; and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 29th at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc., 1338 Ellison Avenue, with burial to follow in Adath Jeshurun Cemetery. Visitation will begin after 10:00 a.m. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the John and Renee Rothschild Siddurim Fund at Congregation Adath Jeshurun.
Published in The Courier-Journal on Jan. 29, 2018
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