Monica Knott

Uncertain Flight

Born into a wealthy, Catholic family in 1935, in a small town near Glatz in Hummeslstadt in Silesia. Her father was a lawyer and an accomplished pianist. Her mother was an operetta singer. As a young girl, Monica witnessed the fall of Germany during the Second World War as well the horrific aftermath of the Russian occupation. Monica was deported to Broistedt, a small town in West Germany, around 1946 by cattle train with her identical twin sister, brother and mother.

Ms. Knott was educated at the Renata Hochschule in Hildesheim in 1953. From there, a four year college in Hanover. She also graduated from the prestigious “Erstes Mannequin (modeling school) in Duesseldorf in 1953. Five years later, she and her twin sister emigrated to America.

Ms. Knott taught German at an elementary school in Wentzville, MO, and also at the Berlitz school in St. Louis. In 1960 she became the first twin flight attendant hired in the world of aviation for Ozark Airlines (later TWA).

Recently, Ms. Knott owned businesses as a wedding hostess/coordinator and sold oil paintings.

She loves to work with people and has been very successful in whatever she has done. She has traveled extensively and strives to live a very interesting life. Ms. Knott has two grown children and lives in The Woodlands, TX. In her free time she enjoyes exercise, classical music, theater, watching true stories & war movies, entertaining, traveling, gardening and animals.

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