Accession Number: NEKHC:2016.1.11

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 eldest sister, Hannah, and her elder half-brother, Werner. Werner was the son of Ruth's father, Moritz, and his first wife Klara. Moritz had been left with three young children after Klara died due to a failed operation in the early ninteen twenties. Ruth's father remarried and wed Margarete, Ruth's mother. Werner is posing teaching Hannah to read in the picture. Werner left Germany due to the increasing Nazi persecution of Jewish people in 1938. He went to Argentina with the intention of providing means for the rest of his family to leave, however he was not able to. Hannah managed to escape to England. Ruth's parents were murdered in the Holocaust.