Ruth remembers Kristallnacht

Ruth was born in 1935 in Berlin, Germany to a Jewish father and a Christian mother. The Nazis classed Ruth as Jewish.

On the night of Kristallnacht, 9-10 November 1938 the situation for Jewish families was extremely dangerous. Ruth’s father took brave steps to protect himself and Ruth’s brother, Martin. What did he do?

Watch the video clip and reflect on why he did what he did. What might have happened to Ruth’s father and brother if they had not taken these steps?

Please note that the lead in may take a few moments to allow the video to begin.