Photograph 42; Ruth David Accession Number: NEKHC:2016.1.42 Object: Photographs Category: Ruth David; Kindertransport; Life before the Holocaust; Germany. Physical Description: Photograph complete Image Use: Use of images owned by the National Holocaust Centre and Museum is governed by our Terms and Conditions. Information: The National Holocaust Centre and Museum takes all reasonable measures to ensure we are not infringing on the rights of others. If you are the owner of the copyright or related rights in any of the material from our collections on this website, or you believe that the material may be subject to a third party ownership or another legal claim, and you believe its use infringes your intellectual property or any other rights, please contact us on [email protected] We endeavour to resolve objections in a timely manner, and will withdraw affected materials from the website until the matter is resolved. The information you provide will be treated as confidential and will be used only in connection with this enquiry. 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 is a photograph of Ruth David's youngest siblings, Feodora and Michael. The photograph was taken during the Second World War at the request of Ruth, who by this time had been sent to England on the Kindertransport. Ruth had been sent in the face of increasing danger from Nazi persecution of Jewish people, to save her life. Ruth's parents did not feel able to send Feo and Michael as they were younger than their brothers and sisters. The pictures were taken in a shop, which was difficult as at that time as danger increased for Jewish people in Germany. They found a place to get the pictures taken in Mannheim, as Ruth was writing to her parents and asking for pictures of the family. This kind of photograph was new in Germany at the time, called polyphotos. Feo and Michael were deported to France along with their parents, Margarete and Moritz, in October 1940. Their parents arranged for the children to be sent into hiding, separately, from the camp. They remained apart in hiding in France throughout the Second World War, and survived the Holocaust. Margarete and Moritz were murdered during the Holocaust.