Accession Number: NEKHC:2016.1.6

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 mother, Margarete, holding Ruth as a baby. Ruth's older sister, Hannah, stands at the side of the chair. Ruth's family were Jewish and lived in Germany, in the face of increasing danger from Nazi persecution Ruth was sent to to England on the Kindertransport, her sister Hannah and aunt Liese were also able to escape to Britain. Ruth’s mother was murdered in the Holocaust.