Gift of Nat Isenberg and family
Id no. 2009.P.72, Photograph
The Yiddish inscription on back translates: Today we have nothing to fear, nothing will scare us away, even the strongest nation (biggest government). In us lives only one ideal of a communist Palestine. The eternal remembrance of my comrade Feivel from the terrible camp and the earlier happy days full of light in Ecouis. Your Friend, Hershel Unger.
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.