Ruth Neumayer's sheet music and drawing (Documents.13295)

Imperial War Museums

Imperial War Museums
London, United Kingdom

A drawing of Ruth Neumeyer playing the recorder with her foster sister in a hammock under a cherry tree in Cambridge. The drawing was sent to Ruth, who was evacuated to Britain on a Kindertransport, accompanied by a duet composed by her father, Otto Neumayer, a professor of music, who would later die in Terezin.

16 Red Cross messages (in English) sent during June 1940 - January 1943 between Ruth Neumeyer and her brother Raymond, living as child refugees from Nazi Germany with a family in Cambridge, and their parents Hans and Vera Neumeyer in Munich and their aunt Dora Boese in Dresden, enquiring after their well-being and giving brief news of themselves; printed 'Notes for persons wishing to communicate with friends in Enemy Countries, or a Country in the occupation of the Enemy'; two telegrams sent to Dora Boese, 1942; official notice to Dora Boese from the German Ministry of the Interior, informing her that her (unspecified) request has been forwarded to the competent authorities, 1942; letter to Dora Boese, 1942 (2pp ms, in German); letter from the British Red Cross to Ruth Neumeyer concerning her search for news of her parents, 1943; German newspaper article from 1984 concerning her father Hans Neumeyer, a blind music teacher, who died in the Theresienstadt (Terezin) ghetto in 1944; four pages of sheet-music containing the scores of two pieces composed by Hans Neumeyer for his daughter (no date).


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