Accession Number: NEKHC:2016.1.41

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 is of Ruth David’s mother's cousin Lotte, taken in 1971. Lotte was the daughter of Olga, who died at a young age. The family lived in Germany and after the death of Olga, Annie, Lotte's older sister became responsible for looking after her siblings and their father. As the danger from Nazi persecution of Jewish people increased, Lotte managed to secure passage to England where she lived until the age of 91. Lotte had been a first class pianist, but had come to England on a domestic worker permit, and performed domestic duties for her whole life. Annie stayed with their ageing father and both were murdered in Auschwitz during the Holocaust.