Ruth David was born Ruth Luise Oppenheimer in Frankurt and grew up in Frankisch-Crumbach in Germany. As a result of the escalating Anti-Jewish persecution in Germany, Ruth’s parents sent Ruth aged ten and her five siblings to England on the Kindertransport in 1939. Up until 1942 Ruth received letters from her parents, but they subsequently died in Auschwitz. Ruth had a long career as a teacher in England. In Germany she has been honoured with The Cross of the Order of Merit for her Holocaust Education work.