Ruth learns of her parents' survival

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. Throughout the war in England Ruth stayed with three different foster families.

In 1949, four years after the war and ten years after arriving in England, Ruth was told that her parents had survived the war. Her father had spent the war years in Shanghai, China, whilst her mother had survived in Germany.

How did this 14 year old young woman deal with the news? Watch this video and learn how Ruth coped with news of her parents and a potential move back to Germany.

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