Accession Number: NEKHC:2016.1.5

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.

Further Information

This photograph was taken by Ruth’s aunt Liese, who was her mother’s sister. The picture is of Ruth’s older sister, Hannah, struggling to hold Ruth as a baby. Their mother, Margarete, can be seen crouching behind the chair. Ruth's family were Jewish and lived Fränkisch-Crumbach, Germany. In the face of increasing danger from the Nazi persecution of Jewish people, Ruth was sent to England on the Kindertransport. Ruth's sister Hannah and aunt Liese were also able to escape to Britain. Ruth’s mother was murdered in the Holocaust.