This exhibition tells the story of the saved children of Buchenwald. This panel exhibition was created by the renowned French Jewish humanitarian organization OSE (Œuvre de Secours aux Enfant), which saved hundreds of Jewish refugee children before, during, and after World War II.
In early 1945, the Jewish underground in Buchenwald established a special barrack within the camp to shelter 600 children. Ellie Wiesel was one of these children. After the camp was liberated, the OSE played a major role in relocating them. They escorted hundreds of children to France, Switzerland, and England. The exhibition looks at life before the Holocaust, ghettos and life during the war, the Buchenwald camp, and life after the war.
The exhibition will be on display at the San Francisco Public Library from January 10 to March 15, 2015 and is in partnership with Lehrhaus Judaica and the Jewish Family and Children’s Services Holocaust Center.
- African American Freedom Trail
- Saturday, February 25, 2017, 2:00 pmBayview, Bayview Meeting Room
- Martha C. Taylor: From Labor to Reward
- Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 6:00 pmMain Library, African American Center
- Chinese Workers and Balclutha
- Saturday, March 11, 2017, 2:30 pmChinatown, Chinatown Meeting Room
- Drop In Genealogy
- Saturday, February 25, 2017, 1:30 pmBernal Heights, Bernal Heights Meeting Room
- Genealogy & Family History Research
- Monday, March 6, 2017, 1:00 pmNorth Beach, North Beach Meeting Room
- Discover Women’s Lives and Experiences through Ancestry
- Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 6:00 pmMain Library, 5th Floor Computer Training Ctr.
*Funded by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.