agencies Aiding WW2 Survivors #records
Below are extracts from the manifests of several ships arriving in New York in the immediate post WW2 years with displaced persons and other survivors of the war in Europe. Many passengers were assisted at some point by social service agencies identified in the manifest only by their initials. Sherri Bobish, in her recent contributions to this mailing list, correctly identified "OSE", and added : "Rescue groups include, but not limited to, OSE"
Many of these agencies are still in existence and can be found by searching the net.
DOes anyone know if OSE "Œuvre de secours aux enfants" (Childrens Aid Society) is still in existence?
I found a document in the archives of 'Beit Lohamei HaGetaot' in Israel, showing that OSE provided aid for my 2 year old brother in Wloclawek in 1946. There may be other information at OSE about the family and I wonder who has actual possession of the OSE/Poland documents from that period.
And a related question, what other charities operated in Poland after the war who may have given aid to returning survivors, and is their archive searchable?
FELD (Dobrzyn nad Wisla)
WARSZAWSKI (Dobrzyn nad Wisla)
FUDALOWICZ (Szrensk, Zychlin, Kutno)
WASSERSTEIN (Wloclawek, Warsaw, Mszczonów)
You asked about "Œuvre de secours aux enfants," (OSE) here is their website:
Good luck in your search,
RATOWSKY / CHAIMSON (Ariogala, Lith.)
LEFFENFELD / FINK / KALTER (Daliowa & Jasliska, Pol.)
BOJDA / BLEIWEISS (Tarnow & Tarnobrzeg, Pol.)
WALTZMAN / WALZMAN (Ustrzyki Dolne, Pol.)
LEVY (Tyrawa Woloska, Pol.)
SOLON / SOLAN / SOKOLSKY (Grodek, Bialystok, Pol.)
BOBISH / BLUMENKRANZ / APPEL / WEINER / ROSENBERG (Vysoko-Litovsk, Brest, Biala Podlaska)