Day 5: Ruth David led by Finham Park School - 11th January
In partnership with Southam College.
Finham Park created a range of art and creative responses to the testimony of Ruth David and during lockdown working remotely.
A montage film of the school’s creative responses and reflections was screened, drawing together some of the work to date as part of their campaign and pledge.
"In Ruth David’s name we pledge to share her testimony and bring to life her messages to the school, wider community and with partner schools. We will do this by exploring and engaging in creative ways to share Ruth David’s story across the curriculum and the wider community of Finham Park School forming a working group and committing to working with creative practitioners and external partners."
Ruth 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.
"I think, we should learn that we are all people together, in one big lot. And we still have a lot to learn. How to get on with people that we don't know."