Ruth Ross

"Don't let it happen again. If something happens, get out."

Name at birth
Ruth Reinhold
Date of birth
Where were you born?
Where did you grow up?
Mannheim, Germany
Name of father, occupation
Julius, Baker
Maiden name of mother, occupation
Rosa Beer, Homemaker
How many in entire extended family?
Who survived the Holocaust?
Because of anti-Semitism, I could not continue my education past the age of 16 in Germany.  My mother found a German Jewish woman, a Mrs. Essinger, who had previously started a boarding school, Bunce Court School in Kent, England for German Jewish refugee children and others.  In 1936, I left Germany for England to go to the school.
After Kristallnacht, my parents arranged for my sister Feodora, to leave on the Kindertransport to England.  I quit my education and got a job working in the garden at Bunce Court so that I could pay for my sister to come over.  
Our parents were able to come to the United States in April 1939 before the war started.  They were able to arrange for my sister and I to leave England and join them in the US in November 1939.
Where were you in hiding?
Bunce Court School in England from 1936 to 1939
Occupation after the war
Medical Technician
Herbert Ross, Electrician
Renee and Edgar
What do you think helped you to survive?
We lived in England.
What message would you like to leave for future generations?
Don't let it happen again. If something happens, get out.
Charles Silow
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