About Kemp, Rudy Alfred
Erich Kempenich, Heinz (Heinrich) Kempenich, & Erna Kempenich
Margareta (Greta) Sybilla Nathan, born June 1, 1912, Emmerich, Germany, married October 10, 1935, Emmerich, Germany.
Rudy and Greta met at the family department store where Greta worked (Nathan and Gompertz). Rudy and Greta were the last couple to be married in the synagogue in Emmerich, two years before they fled across that bridge over the Rhine. Standing on a pedestal in front of them on their wedding day was the four-foot tall brass Emmerich menorah.
Alfred (Fred) Max Kemp, born 1939, Anniston (Madalyn Tonkel)
Donald (Don) Lee Kemp born 1942, Anniston.
Rudy's father Max, along with a business partner, owned the largest department store in Emmerich. In the US, Rudy would go on to found Tapecraft Corporation, which manufactured narrow tape zippers, clothing, labels,and book bindings.
27 members of Rudy's family died in concentration camps. Of the 100 Jews in Emmerich, only 32 escaped.