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Ruth Barnett

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Ruth Barnett came to England in 1939 on a kindertransport, aged four years. It took ten years before she saw her parents again. She is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist and Clinical Director of the Raphael Jewish Counselling Service.

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2010

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Susan Soyinka told the story of the evacuation of the Jewish Free School to Cornwall during World War Two and a remarkable story of integration into village life. Ruth Barnett still remembers being forcibly parted from her parents, aged 4, leaving Berlin on a kindertransport to life in rural England and her traumatic post-war return to Germany.

Together they discussed the impact of war and displacement on children.

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Video

 
Jonathan Safran Foer discussing his novel Here I Am with Hephzibah Anderson at an out-of-festival event.