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Lotte (Cohn) Schwarz was born in Halle about 1911 and grew up in Nordhausen. She worked for the Hilfsverein in Hannover. In February 1938 she was married and moved to Berlin. On June 14, 1938, her husband was arrested and sent to Buchenwald. In August they sailed to Shanghai on the "Conte Verde."

The Schwarzes opened a small coffee shop, the Quick Restaurant, in Hongkew. Their daughter was born in 1940. They sailed to San Francisco on the "General Meigs" in 1948, and then settled in southern California. Lotte Schwarz worked for many years for the Judy Crib Sheet Company.