Berta Rosenberg
Berta Rosenberg
Berta Rosenberg aged 100. (GRG Gallery)
Birth: 5 September 1896
Frankenau, Hesse-Nassau Province, Germany
Death: 28 January 2009
New York, USA
Age: 112 years, 145 days
Country: GermanyGERUnited StatesUSA

Berta Rosenberg (5 September 1896 – 28 January 2009) was a validated German-American supercentenarian. She was validated by the Gerontology Research Group on 23 February 2007.


Berta Rosenberg was born in Frankenau, Hesse-Nassau Province, Germany, on 5 September 1896. She and her family immigrated to the United States in September 1938, two months before Kristallnacht, the Nazis' coordinated attack on Jewish people in Germany.

Rosenberg worked as a cleaning lady in New York upon arriving in the United States and later developed a business selling housewares. Her children attributed Mrs. Rosenberg's longevity to a diet of fresh foods and the family's decision to keep her in her Washington Heights apartment, rather than a nursing home. Rosenberg was predeceased by her husband, Moritz Rosenberg, and a son, Theodore Rosenberg. She lived in the Washington Heights section of Manhattan, occasionally attended synagogue in Cliffside Park.

Berta Rosenberg died in the state of New York, USA on 28 January 2009, at the age of 112 years, 145 days. At the time of her death, she was the oldest living Jewish person.


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