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|Catalog No.||21310||Similar Items|
|Brief Description||French Jewish children whose parents had been deported to the camps, brought to Switzerland by the OSE organization.||Similar Items|
|Registry No.||25541p||Similar Items|
|Donor||Novitch Miriam||Similar Items|
|Period||During World War II||Similar Items|
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French Jewish children whose parents had been deported to the camps, brought to Switzerland by the OSE (Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants) organization. In the photo: children who participated in a play staged by the group.
OSE, a worldwide Jewish organization for health care and children’s welfare, was founded in Russia in 1912. Its original name was the Society for the Protection of Jews’ Health [Russian: Obshchestvo Zdravookhraneniya Yevreyev]. In the years to come, its activities expanded to other countries. In Poland it was known as TOZ [Towarzystwo Ochrony Zdrowia Ludnosci Zydowskiej; Society for the Preservation of Health of the Jewish Population]. In 1933 its world headquarters moved to Paris; the organization’s name in French: OSE [Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants; Children’s Aid Society].
See: "Encyclopedia of the Holocaust" (Yad Vashem, ed. I. Gutman), NY: Macmillan, 1990, vol. 3, pp. 1081 - 1082. Close