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|Catalog No.||21590||Similar Items|
|Brief Description||A meal in the dining hall of the "Enzo Sereni" children's camp in Montana, Italy.||Similar Items|
|Registry No.||44303p||Similar Items|
|Donor||IDF Museum, Ministry of Defence||Similar Items|
|Period||After World War II||Similar Items|
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A meal in the dining hall of the "Enzo Sereni" children's camp in Montana, Italy. In the photo: Israeli flags hung as banners (at the back of the hall). The children's home was run by the OSE organization. The camp was apparently in the Zelbio province, near Lake Como.
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