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Accession Number: NEKHC:2016.1.45

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 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.

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