Five boys looking out window
Gift of Nat Isenberg and family
Id no. 2009.P.60, Photograph
Subject(s):  Children of Buchenwald
Inscription of remembrance on back in French: "En souvenir pour notre camerad Wotek, Le Vesinet 29 April 1947. Serge Silberfeld, illeg, Chaim Kyba or Ryba, Jurek Kestenberg, Raphael Godinger." Le Vesinet was a children's home in Paris.

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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