Photograph : Paper, cardboard : b&w ; Ht: 8 3/8 in. x W: 11 5/8 in.
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b&w photograph glued on brown cardboard. Outdoor scene. Children are sitting around picnic tables lalong with 9 women and 1 man standing behind; one of the women is holding a ladle and a big pot. Some of the adults have been identified with blue pen markings directly on the photograph: Abraham Rosenblatt is number 3, Ghinda Rosenblatt is 4 and Shena Rosenblatt is number 5 at right of picture. Children were taking part in a OSE summer camp ran by Dr. Ghinda Rosenblatt. 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.