Memory Bank was created by Bracha (Barbara) Ungar Klein as a mentally stimulating game for the whole family, a logical deduction game that would be educational as well as fun.
About the inventor: — Bracha Ungar Klein was born in Bratislava, Slovakia.
At the age of 17 she moved to Israel, where she earned a degree in physical education and worked for 22 years as an exercise teacher.
She has degrees in education and languages.
native Slovakian language, Bracha
is fluent in German, Hebrew and English, with some Hungarian and French on the side.
Upon moving to the U.S., she attended Anne Arundel Community College to learn English and went on to earn her Master's degree in languages at the University of Maryland.
Later she worked in Annapolis, Maryland, as activity director for a senior center, continuing her exercise program and crafts.
While teaching in Maryland, Bracha
had the inspiration that people needed their minds exercised along with their muscles, and she
developed the game that became known as Memory Bank
, on this 25th anniversary of your creation!
moved to Long Island, NY, with her new husband, Leo Klein, in 1989.
These days Bracha
and Leo divide their year between Long Island in the summer and Deerfield Beach, Florida, in the winter.