Photograph 14; Ruth David Accession Number: NEKHC:2016.1.14 Object: Photographs Category: Ruth David; Kindertransport; Life before the Holocaust; Germany. Physical Description: Photograph complete Image Use: Use of images owned by the National Holocaust Centre and Museum is governed by our Terms and Conditions. Information: The National Holocaust Centre and Museum takes all reasonable measures to ensure we are not infringing on the rights of others. If you are the owner of the copyright or related rights in any of the material from our collections on this website, or you believe that the material may be subject to a third party ownership or another legal claim, and you believe its use infringes your intellectual property or any other rights, please contact us on email@example.com We endeavour to resolve objections in a timely manner, and will withdraw affected materials from the website until the matter is resolved. The information you provide will be treated as confidential and will be used only in connection with this enquiry. This photograph forms part of the Ruth David Collection. It is from a collection of almost fifty photographs depicting Ruth's family over an extended period of time, from long before Ruth's birth in the late 1920s, through to the 1940s. Ruth's family were Jewish and lived in Germany. Further Information This is a photograph of Ruth's eldest brother, Ernst. Ernst was the son of Ruth's father, Moritz, and his first wife Klara. Moritz had been left with three young children after Klara died due to a failed operation in the early ninteen twenties. Ruth's father remarried and wed Margarete, Ruth's mother. Ernst was the oldest son and so had intended to train for running their father's business, once it became clear that this was no longer possible due to Nazism he gained a visa to leave for the United States. Before he left Ernst had been arrested during the 1938 November Pogrom and taken to Buchenwald Concentration Camp, being released after two weeks on the condition that he leave the country for the United States within twenty-four hours. His American visa had been found on his arrest. Once America entered the Second World War Ernst joined the army and came to visit Ruth at Lake Windermere, England while he was serving in Europe. Ernst’s visit occured in 1944, by this time Ruth had come to England on the Kindertransport, which saved her life. Ruth remembers feeling overjoyed at this visit from her brother, who she had not seen since his release from Buchenwald in 1938. Ernst took part in the Battle of the Bulge, in Belgium, and survived the War.