Home of Ruth Spanier

District: Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf
Address before 1945: Prager Straße 10
Address today: Prager Straße 10, 10779 Berlin

Ruth Spanier grew up in Wilmersdorf as the child of Bella Spanier and her husband Ben, an actor.
The November pogroms of 1938 sparked outrage abroad over the burgeoning antisemitism in Germany. Great Britain was reluctant to accept refugees from the German Reich, but it did feel obliged to offer asylum to Jewish children. Aged just 11, Ruth was one of about 11,000 children who made it to Britain, in her case on the last children’s transport from Berlin in late August of 1939. Although she corresponded with them, she would never see her parents again. Both were deported to the Theresienstadt concentration camp and from there, on to Auschwitz, where they were murdered.


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