Chana Oberndoerfer Benjamin was born in Fuerth, Germany, where she attended school. After training at the Jewish Teachers' Seminary in Wuerzberg, she taught at a Jewish day school in Fuerth as a principal of the lower classes. She left for Palestine in 1939 on a student's certificate from the Hebrew University. Chana moved to Cape Town in 1950, where she spent many years teaching at the University of Cape Town in the German and Hebrew departments. She has passed away and is dearly missed by her friends, family and former students.
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