Margot Prinz turns 100

Margot Prinz was born in 1910 in Germany, and celebrated her 100th birthday on June 15th. Family came from all over the country to share in the celebration.

In November, 1938, Margot, her husband, Kurt, and 3 year old daughter, Miriam, had to flee Nazi Germany, seeking refuge in other countries. They were so fortunate to be able to get out and to America. Kurt’s brother, Rabbi Joachim Prinz, lived in New Jersey and provided a home for them until they could try to establish a life of their own.

They came to St. Louis and always loved the city and were so grateful for their life in this wonderful country. Margot’s sister, husband and 6 month old baby could not escape the horrors and perished. Margot is an active 100 year old, enjoying volunteering at Congregation Shaare Emeth, loves opera and the symphony, playing bridge, Mahjong and does water exercise at the Jewish Community Center. She lives in her own home and drives. Family and friends are what she cherishes most.

Her daughter, Miriam Dennison, lives in St. Louis and daughter Susan Shear lives in Tucson, Ariz.