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Doris Grey was born in Hindenburg, Upper Silesia, in 1912. She studied nursing and worked in Breslau, before moving to Berlin and becoming head nurse at the Krankenhaus der Jüdischen Gemeinde. In Berlin, she married William Cohn. On May 5, 1940, they left Berlin for Genoa, where they sailed to Shanghai on the "Conte Verde." She worked at the Emigrants Hospital in the Ward Road Heim as head nurse, while her husband continued his work as an art dealer. In January 1947 they left Shanghai on the "Marine Lynx" for the United States. After becoming widowed, she married Benny Grey, who survived the war in the Soviet Union. The live in California.