Born at Hamburg; deafended at age 6 from scarlet fever. Privately tutored, then attended various applied-art schools and began writing poetry. Converted to Roman Catholicism and married Dr. Friedrich Fuchs (hearing). Fuchs lost his job in 1935 due to his opposition to the Nazi, and Ruth had to suppor the family by writing. She published a total of 76 volumes of poetry, collected short stories, and novels, as well as plays, newspaper articles, and reviews. Died at Munich. Her papers are preserved at the Monacensia library in Munich.
Looking Back, p.89-90; Deaf History International Newsletter, Fall 2000, p.2-3.