They left their families to survive the Nazis

Posted on November 2, 2012

Ruth Moos, 90, of Laguna Woods was 13 when she fled Nazi-controlled Germany in the kindertransport effort.

The day in 1936 when 13-year-old Ruth Moos fled Nazi-controlled Germany, her parents stood on the train departure platform in Berlin, crying. But she didn’t dare look at them or wave goodbye. The pain would have been unbearable. Instead, the teenage girl steadfastly read a novel she’d brought for her journey across the Atlantic. “I had to shut off my emotions completely,” said the Laguna Woods resident, who is now 89.

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