Accession Number: NEKHC:2016.1.37

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 photograph was taken in Frankfurt, Germany and is from the day when Ruth David's parents, Margarete and Moritz, were married in 1924. Ruth was later told about the image by an aunt. The man on the left of the picture is an uncle of Ruth's who was one of the witnesses of the wedding, Ruth's parents are standing in the middle. The family had been living in Fränkisch-Crumbach, Germany, and experienced increasing anti-Semitism and anti-Jewish measures after Hitler came to power. This collection of photographs show a rich family life, preserved as Ruth's maternal aunt Liese was a keen photographer and adored her nieces and nephews. Ruth survived the Holocaust as she was sent to England on the Kindertransport. Many of Ruth's wider family members and her parents, Margarete and Moritz, were murdered during the Holocaust.