Animals had a special place in Ruth's life

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

After Kristallnacht on 9 November 1938 the situation for Jewish families became increasingly dangerous. Ruth’s family decided that she and her brother, Martin, should be sent to Britain on the kindertransport.

Ruth’s first foster family placement was far from ideal, her second one was a happy time, but didn't last for long. In this short clip Ruth talks about the animals she looked after, and also the happiness she experienced, whilst she was living with her third foster family.

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