Photograph 45; Ruth David Accession Number: NEKHC:2016.1.45 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 photograph is of Ruth David's maternal grandmother Feodora, her mother, Margarete, and Ruth's eldest sister Hannah, in the family garden in Fränkisch-Crumbach, Germany. Feodora committed suicide in Frankfurt shortly before the birth of Ruth's youngest sister in 1934. Letters which she had written to family members prior to her death indicate her distress at the increasing pressure put on Jewish people by Nazism. Margarete was a mathematician, and including Ruth and Hannah she had four children. Hannah was able to secure passage to England, which saved her life in the face of increasing danger from Nazism and the persecution of Jewish people. Margarete was murdered during the Holocaust.