Accession Number: NEKHC:2011.94

Object: Photographs

Category: Bernard Grunberg; Germany; Life Before the Holocaust

Physical Description: Photograph; complete

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Photograph of Bernard Grunberg taken in a school classroom in Germany. 

This photograph forms part of the Bernard Grunberg Collection. It shows Bernard in a class at school in Germany, and was taken in 1934. Bernard initially had a happy time at school, however as a Jewish school boy he experienced fierce anti-Semitic bullying after the rise of the Nazi regime, and was forced to leave school early. Bernard went on to study woodwork at a Jewish college in Berlin when the woodwork shop was destroyed by fire prior to the November Pogrom. When he was 15 years old, Bernard came over to England on the Kindertransport and spent time in arriving children's camps before becoming a farm hand. Bernard's father, mother and sister were all murdered by the Nazi regime.