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Accession Number: NEKHC:2011.89

Object: Photographs

Physical Description: Photograph; complete

Information: This photograph of Bernard Grunberg was taken on a school trip in Germany.

Further Information

This photograph forms part of the Bernard Grunberg Collection, it was taken in 1934 and shows Bernard on a school trip in Germany. He is sitting in the middle at the back of the photograph, and was drinking water at the moment the picture was captured. 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.   

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