Accession Number: NEKHC:2016.1.26

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 photograph of Ruth David and her elder sister, Hannah. The photograph was taken by their aunt Liese, who doted on her nieces and nephews. Ruth was part of a large family of seven children. Ruth was born after Hannah, and both were sent to England to escape Nazi persecution. The pair came separately, with Ruth coming over as part of the Kindertransport. Having survived the Holocaust and the Second World War the children did not go back to Fränkisch-Crumbach, Germany, where their family home had been. Many family members including their parents, Margarete and Moritz, had been murdered in the Holocaust. Liese secured passage to England on a domestic worker permit, Hannah went on to live in the United States after the end of the Second World War.