Ruth's father lost his job as a Lawyer

Ruth was born in 1935 in Berlin, Germany. Her mother’s family were Christian whilst her father’s were Jewish. Both families got on very well. However, life for the family changed dramatically under Nazi rule.

The Law for the Restoration of the Professional Civil Service led to the exclusion of Jews from professions. Under this law people who had at least one Jewish grandparent were classed as Jewish. 

Ruth’s father was expelled from his job as a Lawyer. Watch this video to find out how the family coped with this.

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