Ruth arrives 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.

Ruth's journey to England was a little different than most of the kindertransportees. Watch this video to find out why.

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