Accession Number: NEKHC:2016.1.16

Object: Photographs

Category: Ruth David; Kindertransport; Life before the Holocaust; Germany.

Physical Description: Photograph complete 

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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 picture of Ruth’s younger brother, Michael, on a scooter in Fränkisch-Crumbach. The picture was taken on 26 April 1934, and Ruth remembers the day very well as it was the day her youngest sibling, Feodora, was born. Unlike Hannah, Ruth, and Michael, who were born in hospitals, Feo was born at the family home. Ruth and Michael had been sent to stay for the day with a friend of theirs in the village when their mother went into labour. As the other children including Ruth were sent away to escape Nazi persecution of Jewish people, Michael and Feo remained. Feo stayed with their parents the longest, being the youngest of the children. After their deportation to France, Michael was rescued from Le Camp de Gurs in a rescue effort coordinated by Alice Resch. He was cared for in an 'orphanage' which operated as part of the rescue effort and survived the Holocaust. To save her life, their parents sent Feo into semi-hiding where she remained and survived the Holocaust. Their parents, Margarete and Moritz, were murdered in Auschwitz.