Canadian Jewish Heritage Network

Children playing at OSE Summer Camp

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Collection
Montreal Holocaust Museum
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
Photograph : Paper ; Ht: 2 1/2 in. x W: 3 1/2 in.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
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Collection
Montreal Holocaust Museum
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
Photograph : Paper ; Ht: 2 1/2 in. x W: 3 1/2 in.
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
1930
Physical Condition
Excellent
Language
English
Notes
b&w, outdoors. A group of children are dancing with their hands on their hips while their adult camp counselors are standing at the back, looking on. In the background 9 children are sitting on the roof of a wooden building. Narrative: The “Œuvre de secours aux enfants” (OSE) is a Jewish organization designed to help children. OSE was established in 1912 in St. Petersburg (Russia) by doctors to help disadvantaged Jewish populations. It was then called the “Society for the health protection of the Jewish population”, in Russian Obshchetsvo Zdravookhraneniya Yevreyiev, abbreviated OZE. It rescued thousands of Jewish children during the Second World War. Dr Ginda Kalujna Rosenblatt was in charge of the OSE children summer camp in Lipcani. Born in 1891, she was a graduate of the Women’s Medical Institute of Saint Vladimir University, Kiev. After receiving her degree, Dr. Rosenblatt was conscripted by and served in the Russian Army from 1917-1918, at first as an intern and then as a captain. After the war, she practiced medicine in Briceni and then Lipcani, both in Bessarabia, Romania (now Moldova). Dr. Rosenblatt and her family immigrated to Toronto in May, 1934. Although she fulfilled the requirements for an M.D. degree at the University of Toronto, she chose to devote the rest of her career to social work. Dr. Rosenblatt died in 1986.
Accession No.
2011X.310.012
Name Access
Sourkes, Shana
Places
Lipcani, Moldova (Romania), Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Museum
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