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|First appearance||Wireless, Part 1|
|Formal name||Ruth Blumenthal née Meisner|
|Date of birth||1921|
|Date of death||July 6th 1989|
|Occupation||Former Anti-Nazi resistance fighter |
|Significant other||Zivi Blumenthal (husband) |
|Child||David Rooijker |
Ruth Meisner was the mother of David Rooijker and Zahava Gitelman, and grandmother of Hana Gitelman. Having served as a freedom fighter against the Nazi regime in World War II, and later suffered imprisonment in their death camps (though survived), Ruth left a strong legacy for both her daughter and granddaughter.
Hana's tanta (grandmother) fights the Nazis; the resistance uses smoke to communicate and coordinate attacks. She fights a losing battle, until she is finally interred in Auschwitz.
In 1989, in Jerusalem, Israel, Hana, Zahava, and Hana's grandmother board a bus. The vehicle careens off the road in a suicide attack, and the two older women are killed, leaving Hana to survive in the hospital.
In 1944, Hana's grandmother is brought into custody by the Nazis. When she feels threatened by one of her captors, she kicks him in his jaw.
According to the Gitelman family tree found by Micah in the archives of corinthianlasvegas.com, Ruth had a relationship with an unknown Dutch freedom fighter, possibly named Rooijker. They had a son born in 1943, possibly named David.
A Global News Interactive video posted on Hana's website reports that Ruth was once a dancer. The report also claims that in 1943 during World War II, Ruth gave birth to a son named David, fathered by Rooijker. David grew up and later became known as Richard Drucker.
- While in Auschwitz, Hana's grandmother receives a tattoo on her right wrist. The number sequence begins "359".
- When speaking of her grandmother, Hana sometimes refers to her as "Tanta". On her MySpace page, Hana calls her "Bubbe".
Hana's grandmother fights for the resistance against the Nazis.
Head shaved, she was placed in a concentration camp at Auschwitz.
The day Hana's grandmother died, she boarded a bus destined for a suicide attack.