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Jewish religious primer inscribed to a Kindertransport refugee

Publication | Accession Number: 2012.454.10

Religion, Natural and Revealed, a book given to 12 year old Ruth Danzig by her foster family in England upon her departure for the US in October 1944. There is a handwritten inscription on the inside cover. When Ruth was 6, her parents, Gerda and Emanuel, sent her from Munich, Germany, to London, England, in June 1939, on the Kindertransport [Children’s Transport]. After Hitler was appointed Chancellor of Germany in 1933, the government actively persecuted the Jewish population. During Kristallnacht, on November 9-10, 1938, the family’s apartment was searched by the Gestapo. In spring 1939, Ruth’s cousin, Bianca, was sent on a Kindertransport to stay with a Jewish foster family in London. Ruth’s parent found a Jewish foster family, the Pasternacks, and Ruth was sent to stay with them. After Great Britain declared war on Germany that September, plans were made to evacuate people, especially children, from London due to the danger of aerial bombing. Ruth and Bianca were both sent to Windsor, where from fall 1939 until fall 1944, Ruth was boarded with several different host families. Ruth’s mother had a younger sister, Flora, in the United States and Ruth was sent to live with her in November 1944. Ruth's parents and her other family members were deported from Munich in 1942 to ghettos and concentration camps where they perished.

Title
Religion, Natural and Revealed; A Series of progressive lessons for Jewish youth. Revised edition
Date
1906  (publication/distribution)
Geography
publication : London (England)
Language
English
Object Type
Judaism--Books (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Steven Frank
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