A German girl in England

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.

In this video clip from her interview Ruth talks about what it was like for a young German child arriving in England in 1939.

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