|Born||24 March 1897
(age 112 years, 299 days)
Dziećkowice, Upper Silesia, German Empire
|Known for||Oldest verified person in Switzerland|
Rosa Rein née Karliner (born 24 March 1897) is a Swiss supercentenarian, and the oldest living person in Switzerland since the September 3, 2006 death of 110-year-old Anna Ringier-Kieser, and as of June 20, 2008 their new longevity recordholder. She is one of the 15 verified oldest living people. Rein is also the oldest living person who was born in Germany. She was born in Upper Silesia in Dzietzkowitz/Dziećkowice—at the time part of the German Empire, but now in Poland. A German Jew, her mother died in a Nazi concentration camp and the rest of the family fled from Germany, first to Brazil, then to Genoa, and finally to Switzerland. Rein married twice, but has no children. She lived on her own until 2001, when, after a fall, she decided to move to a nursing home in Lugano, where she currently still resides.
person born in Germany
since January 28, 2009
aged (112 years, 108 days)