Five boys at Le Vesinet
Gift of Nat Isenberg and family
Id no. 2009.P.53, Photograph
Subject(s):  Children of Buchenwald
Le Vesinet was a children's home in Paris. The inscription on the back in Yiddish translates to, "As a remembrance from our liberation" with the names of the boys: Rafael Godinger, Salomon [Wenger? or Wzoier?], Chaim Ruboshka (?), and in Polish: Jurek Kestenberg.

In April of 1945, US soldiers found almost one thousand orphaned children in Buchenwald's Block 66. American army chaplains Rabbi Herschel Schacter and Rabbi Robert Marcus contacted the offices of the OZE/OSE (Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants), the Jewish children's relief organization in Geneva. OSE made arrangements to send 427 of the children to France, 280 to Switzerland and 250 to England.
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