Accession Number: NEKHC:2016.1.38

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's uncle Gustav. Uncle Gustav lived with Ruth's aunt Ida in Fränkisch-Crumbach, Germany, in an old house belonging to her grandparents. Gustav had been born with limited mobility and was never able to walk without the assistance of cruches which Ruth remembers he used to 'swing' himself on to move. Ruth remembers visiting her aunt and uncle as a young child. During the 1938 November Pogrom, Ida was badly attacked and their house was vandalised. Gustav and Ida were murdered during the Holocaust, having been deported to Theresienstadt separately, and Ida further sent to Auschwitz.