Accession Number: NEKHC:2013.13

Object: Photograph

Category: Refugee; Ellen Rawson; Kindertransport; Life before the Holocaust.

Physical Description: Photograph Complete

Information on Item: This photograph forms part of the Ellen Rawson Collection. The photograph is part of an extensive collection which depicts Ellen's family life in Germany before the Holocaust.

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This photograph forms part of the Ellen Rawson Collection. Ellen was born in the January of 1922 in Königsberg, East Prussia, and had two younger brothers. Gert was also born in 1922, in the December. The pair were very close as young children as Ellen's youngest brother, Heinz was not born until 1928. The family lived in Königsberg happily during Ellen’s early childhood. They kept many of the Jewish holidays, and religion was an important part of family life. In this photograph Ellen's younger brother, Gert, is sitting at the back third from the right hand side of the image. He was around six years old when the picture was taken. Heinz was a baby at the time of the picture and is at the front of the image, second from the right, sitting on his cousin’s knee. The photograph shows a family gathering including many of Ellen’s cousins. As Ellen’s family were Jewish, their business and home was taken from them during the Holocaust. Ellen survived as she was sent away from the increasing persecution to England on the Kindertransport, her parents were murdered during the Holocaust.