Clementine Kraemer was my father’s only sister, and her marriage to a brother of my maternal grandmother, the banker Max Kraemer, made her doubly related to her nephews and nieces. In addition, the facts that her marriage was childless and that my father adored her and followed her advice whenever he could made her feel motherly towards me and my five brothers and sisters, and her influence on our upbringing was considerable. But Tante Clem, as we called her, was also a public figure. She was among the initiators of Jewish social work, as well as of general welfare activities in Munich, a friend of many interesting people, and a successful author of short stories and children’s books. I think her life and work is worthy of recording.