Gift of Nat Isenberg and family
Id no. 2009.P.117, Photograph
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.