Rita J. Kuhn
Dr. Rita Jenny Kuhn was born on November 29, 1927 in Berlin, Germany, of Jewish parents, Fritz and Frieda Kuhn. Determined to complete her education, she emigrated to America after the war in 1948. Rita married in 1951 and had four children. She received her Master in Classics at Cornell University in 1963.
After her divorce in 1965, Rita raised her four children as a single mother, while also attending graduate school and receiving her Doctorate in Comparative Literature at the University of California, Berkeley in 1984. She also spent twelve years as a tutor for disadvantaged children at Berkeley High School.
Since 1985, she has shared her story of survival with high school students throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Rita is the proud grandmother of five grandchildren and lives in Berkeley, California.