Frieda was born on a cold day in February, 1910 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. She was the first child of Rudolph and Friedericke.
They were hard working people. He held several jobs including soldier during the wars and butcher in-between them. She was a social worker, trying to help those even less fortunate than herself.
The earlist years are too distant and unclear to remember. As far as Frieda knew she had always had siblings, as she cannot recall a time when she did not. As soon as she was old enough, she was put in charge of her younger siblings so her mother could focus on her work and help her husband put food on the table. Frieda was a latch-key child decades before the term was invented.