To life! The children of Buchenwald from the Shtetl to the OSE - Katy Hazan and Eric Ghozlan
In 1945, at the liberation of the camp at Buchenwald, more than a thousand young Jews aged from 8 to 24 were waiting for their fate to be decided. The French Jewish Organisation to Save the Children - OSE (Œuvre de secours aux enfants) took charge of 426 boys originating from Central and Eastern Europe.
This book brings together the accounts of 15 survivors from Buchenwald, some of the deported at the age of 4. They accepted to share their memories, those who as children experienced the ghetto, the forced labour camps and, for some of them, the "death marches" from Auschwitz-Birkenau.
These intertwining experiences are presented on the basis of audio-visual testimony, enhanced by personal documents and archives conserved by the OSE.