My twenty years in the OSE, 1941-1961 - Jenny Masour-Ratner
The itinerary of Jenny Masour-Ratner is intimately linked to the history of the Organisation to Save the Children - OSE (Oeuvre de secours aux enfants), where she worked till the early 1960s.
A Russian Jewish immigrant from Odessa, Jenny left the Paris region during the exodus and went to Montpellier where she joined the OSE. Following the organisation’s movements, she participated in the decision-making and was active up to the Liberation to save Jewish children. In 1945, Jenny started up the family regrouping service and OSE opened 25 children’s homes to receive survivors from the Shoah.
This gripping and well-documented account is enhanced by historical notes which enable us to place the events in a larger context.