Ruth Barnett; Suitcase Accession Number: NEKHC:2015.24 Object: Suitcase Category: Ruth Barnett; Berlin, Germany; Shanghai, China; Kindertransport Physical Description: Metal, wood, leather, and fabric case. Sticker peeling on side. Complete. Image Use: Use of images owned by the National Holocaust Centre and Museum is governed by our Terms and Conditions. Information: The National Holocaust Centre and Museum takes all reasonable measures to ensure we are not infringing on the rights of others. If you are the owner of the copyright or related rights in any of the material from our collections on this website, or you believe that the material may be subject to a third party ownership or another legal claim, and you believe its use infringes your intellectual property or any other rights, please contact us on [email protected] We endeavour to resolve objections in a timely manner, and will withdraw affected materials from the website until the matter is resolved. The information you provide will be treated as confidential and will be used only in connection with this enquiry. This case was donated by Ruth Barnett. Further Information This suitcase was donated by Ruth Barnett. Ruth was born in Berlin in January 1935, her father was Jewish and her mother was not. Ruth's father managed to escape the increasing danger and Nazi persecution, by securing a place to leave for Shanghai, China. While Ruth's mother was not Jewish, she was an oppenent of the Nazi regime and was arrested protesting against measures to force non-Jewish people to divorce their Jewish husbands or wives. Ruth's mother went into hiding and remained so for the duration of the Second World War. To keep their children safe, Ruth and her brother were sent to England on the Kindertransport.