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Accession Number: NEKHC:2016.1.17

Object: Photographs

Physical Description: Photograph complete 

Information: 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 elder half-brother, Ernest, taken in the family's garden in Fränkisch-Crumbach. Ernest 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. Ernest is pictured here typically well-dressed, Ruth remembers friendly teasing by the family of him as he never wore casual clothing. On the 10th of November, 1938, Ernest was taken with Ruth's father to a tiny jail in Fränkisch-Crumbach, and the next day they were sent to Buchenwald,  where upon searching Ernest, a ticket for a ship's journey to New York was discovered. Ernest was held in Buchenwald for two weeks, then allowed home which left him able to travel to New York. 

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