Tillie Rewald, née Herrmann, was born in New York. She married Adolf Rewald, a real-estate broker, and had two children: Viola, born in 1894, and Edwin, born in 1897. The Rewalds achieved considerable prosperity and lived in the affluent Berlin suburb of Lichterfelde.
After 1938, they 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.