Hannah Rottenberg (née Terk) was born on September 16, 1925 in Tuchin, Poland (now Ukraine). Hannah was visiting an aunt in Russia in 1941 when the Nazis invaded Tuchin. She never went home again.
Hannah survived the war, but her parents and three younger sisters perished. By 1946, Hannah had made her way to a displaced persons camp in Germany. There, she met and married Ben Rottenberg, her husband of almost fifty years.
Hannah and Ben came to the United States in 1947. Together, they built a family and a life. They had two daughters, Estelle and Paula, remained dedicated members of their synagogue, and built a devoted group of friends that became extended family. Hannah was an unfailingly generous host, an excellent reader of people, and a ruthless Rummikub player. She remained an adoring mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Into her nineties, she did not let a conversation pass without telling her family how much she loved them.
Hannah died of COVID-19 on April 26, 2020. She was predeceased by her husband, Ben, and is survived by her daughters, sons-in-law, five grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.