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Le sauvetage des enfants juifs pendant l'Occupation, dans les maisons de l'OSE, 1938–1945 = Rescuing Jewish children during the Nazi occupation, OSE children's homes 1938–1945

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Call Number944.081 H42s
Dates[2008]; ©2008
Statement of ResponsibilityKaty Hazan ; avec la participation de Serge Klarsfeld.
Creators & ContributorsHazan, Katy (author)
Klarsfeld, Serge (contributor)
Œuvre de secours aux enfants (France) (contributor)
Œuvre de secours aux enfants (France) (subject)
Summary"During the Occupation in France, thousands of children escaped deportation and extermination thanks to the extraordinary network of children's homes that the Œuvre de secours aux enfants (OSE) began organizing as early as 1938. These children, most of them extracted from French internment camps, were sheltered in the homes (the most famous being that of Izieu—the only one to be discovered by the Germans because of a denunciation), initiated into the clandestine world, and dispersed throughout France during the conflict. The homes were exceptional living and learning places that often seemed like vacation camps. Fourteen of them relive in this book, in the biographies of the educators and testimonies put together from the memories of those whose youth was formed there." —Back cover
  • OSE, a medico-social association to assist the Jewish people
  • The OSE homes, refuges or traps?
  • Deported children and the OSE homes / Serge Klarsfeld
  • Wanderings: Children's Accounts
  • 1938–1939: Sheltering refugee children from Germany and Austria
    • Homes in Montmorency
  • 1939–1940: Fleeing Paris
    • "Château life:" Chaumont, Chabannes, le Masgelier, Montintin, Boulouris-sur-Mer, Saint-Raphaël
  • 1941–1942: Getting the children out of the internment camps
    • The homes financed by the OSE: Palavas-les-Flots, Vic-sur-Cère, Observant Homes, Broût-Vernet, Le Couret, Limoges, Poulozat, Ussac-, Sister Homes—Espère, Aspet
  • 1943–1945: Homes of the Italian occupied zone
    • Moûtier-Salins, Saint-Gervais-les-Bains, Izieu, Saint-Paul-en-Chablais
Physical Description 173 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 28 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageFrench, English
PublisherParis : Œuvre de secours aux enfants ; Somogy éditions d'art
  • At head of title: L'Œuvre de secours aux enfants
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 172–173) and index
RecognitionGifted in 2015 by René Goldman