Accession Number: NEKHC:2013.11.54

Object: Photograph

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

Physical Description: 

Information on Item: This photograph forms part of the Ellen Rawson Collection. It is from an album which contained one hundred photographs of Ellen's family enjoying activities such as swimming and holidaying, before the Holocaust.

Image Use: Use of images owned by the National Holocaust Centre and Museum is governed by our Terms and Conditions.

Ellen was born in 1922 in Königsberg, East Prussia. The family lived there happily during Ellen’s early childhood. They kept many of the Jewish holidays, and religion was an important part of family life. This is a photograph taken from the front of the family's flat, it shows people who lived on Ellen's street performing the straight armed Nazi salute as a parade passes through. The flags of the Nazi regime are being carried by the people in the parade, and one is displayed on the building opposite Ellen's home. As the family were Jewish, their business and home were 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 by the Nazi regime.