Rosa Rein
Birth: 24 March 1897
Dzietzkowitz, German Empire (now Myslowice, Poland)
Death: 14 February 2010
Lugano, Ticino, Switzerland
Age: 112 years, 327 days
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Rosa Rein (24 March 1897 – 14 February 2010) was a Polish-Swiss supercentenarian. She was born in Dzietzkowitz in the eastern part of the German Empire. Presently, the place of her birth is Dziećkowice, a distict of Mysłowice, Silesia Voivodeship, Poland. During part of her life, she lived in Brazil. She lived in Switzerland until her death in 2010. Rein had been the oldest living person in Switzerland since 3 September 2006, following the death of 110-year-old Anna Ringier-Kieser. Since 20 June 2008 she has held the record for being the oldest Swiss ever, still holding this record today.

Personal life

Rein was married in 1935 and she and her first husband moved to Brazil after the Holocaust in 1938 until he died. She remarried in 1949 and in 1973 her second husband died. She had no kids and her mother died in a German concentration camp.

Later life and death

Rein was in good health. In 2001, at the age of 104, she moved to a nursing home in Switzerland. Rein died there at the age of 112 years, 327 days. At the time of her death, she was the 14th-oldest living person and 4th-oldest living European.


Switzerland's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (VE)

Giustina Giardino-Bianco • Ada Duvoisin • Fritz BoschBertha Bournoud-Bucher • Anita CanonicaSuzanne Monney-Perrin • Marie Huber-Christen • Andree Fehr-de BoulayCecile Ida Ritter • Emma Duvoisin • Hanna Schiess • Mathilde Bonzo-Wrede • Frieda Schopf • Sophie Hew-SchenkerCatherine Amoos • Jules Nidegger • Emma Soller-Kellenberger • Maria Siegrist-Stampfli • Suzanne Jaccard • Anna Ringier-KieserRosa Rein • Adelheid Wehrle-Rieger • Pierre GremionLouise Mafli • Hedwig Hosig-Huggler • Alice Roffler-Waldmeier • Nina Hofer-Lustenberger • Lucrezia Furceri • Germaine BroyonHelene StehleFrieda Binz-Schoch • Alice Schaufelberger-Hunziker