Adolf Rewald was a businessman married to Tillie Rewald, née Herrmann. The couple had two children, a daughter Viola (born 1894) and a son Edwin (born 1897). Adolf achieved considerable prosperity and lived with his family in the affluent Berlin suburb of Lichterfelde.
After 1938, the Rewalds were probably forced to move. They are listed in the Berlin Memorial Book as having been resident at Rüdesheimer Strasse 1, Wilmersdorf. According to their great-granddaughter, Adolf and Tillie lived at Sybel Strasse 15, Charlottenburg, before being deported. This is also the address given in the death notices issued by the Theresienstadt ghetto.
Adolf and Tillie Rewald were deported on 12 June 1942 to Theresienstadt, via the assembly camp at Grosse Hamburger Strasse 26, and never returned. Adolf Rewald died on 7 September 1942. An autopsy found the cause of death to be pyelitis and pneumonia.