Real Name: Ruth Eisenhardt
Identity/Class: Human (World War II to Post-World War II eras)
Occupation: Flower shop worker
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Edie Eisenhardt, Erich Eisenhardt, Jakob Eisenhardt, Max Eisenhardt;
Enemies: Cecelia, Nazis
Known Relatives: Max Eisenhardt (Magnus, later Magneto, brother), Jakob Eisenhardt (father), Edie Eisenhardt (mother), Erich Eisenhardt (uncle)
Base of Operations: Formerly Nuremberg, Germany;
formerly a small village in Poland;
formerly Warsaw, Poland
First Appearance: X-Men: Magneto Testament#1 (November, 2008)
Powers/Abilities: Ruth had no powers, nor did she demonstrate any particular skills, other than looking passable as a non-Jewish German.
Height: 5'0" (by approximation)
Weight: 90 lbs. (by approximation)
History: (X-Men: Magneto Testament#1) – Ruth was born in the late 1920’s and grew up in Nuremberg, Germany, where she quickly learned the perils of identifying as a Jewish person in public. When customers at the flower shop where she worked mistook her as non-Jewish, she didn’t correct them.
(X-Men: Magneto Testament#2) – As a young girl, Ruthie struggled to understand why her family had to flee their home in the middle of the night of Kristallnacht and hide in the cemetary, especially because they had done nothing wrong. Ruth and her family finally escaped Germany and arrived in Poland in 1939, intending to hide out in family friend Cecelia’s barn until they could return home. As luck would have it, they arrived just as Poland was being invaded by Germany.
(X-Men: Magneto Testament#3) – The Eisenhardts fled the countryside, seeking strength in numbers with the many Jews in Warsaw. Within the Warsaw ghetto, they lived for almost two years before the rations were so thin that Ruthie almost starved to death until her brother Max smuggled food into the ghetto for her. Using his honed smuggling skills, Max smuggled his entire family out of the ghetto, meeting in secret with a family friend and rowing their way down the Vistula before making their way through the woods.
(X-Men: Magneto Testament#3) –Ruth and her family were ultimately sold out by their family friend in exchange for her mother. They were captured in the woods and lined up in front of a firing squad with a mass grave behind them. Ruth was shot and killed.
Comments: Created by Greg Pak, Carmine Di Giandomenico and Matt Hollingsworth.
Profile by Peteparker.
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X-Men: Magneto Testament#1, p16, panel 1 (first speaking appearance)
X-Men: Magneto Testament#3, p13, panel 1 (starving to death)
X-Men: Magneto Testament#1 (November, 2008) - Greg Pak (writer), Carmine Di Giandomenico (artist), and Matt Hollingsworth (color art)
X-Men: Magneto Testament#2 (December, 2008) - Greg Pak (writer), Carmine Di Giandomenico (artist), and Matt Hollingsworth (color art)
X-Men: Magneto Testament#3 (January, 2009) - Greg Pak (writer), Carmine Di Giandomenico (artist), and Matt Hollingsworth (color art)
Last updated: 02/7/17
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