Holocaust educator and former Ames resident Ruth David succumbs to COVID-19

Posted on May 7, 2020

Ruth David was 10 when the Kindertransport — which helped 10,000 children escape from Nazi-controlled parts of Europe just before the outbreak of World War II — saved her from what likely would have been death in a concentration camp. She would go on to translate the tragedies of the Holocaust into two books. She fashioned a life of teaching and speaking internationally on what it meant to survive the reign of terror that left millions, including her parents, dead.

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