Journal_-_chateau_drawingOSE (Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants)
117, rue du Faubourg du Temple
75010 Paris France
Tel. +33 1 53 38 20 20

Contact  Katy Hazan, Director Archives and History

The CDJC (The Center for Contemporary Jewish History)
Le Centre de Documentation Juive Contemporaine
Mémorial de la Shoah
17 rue Geoffroy-l’Asnier
75004 Paris
45_drawing_musrhoom_hunt__-_chabannesTel. +33 1 42 77 44 72

Contact  Lior Lalieu-Smadja, Head of the Photography Department

YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street
New York, NY 10011
Tel. 212 246-6080

Archives contact

Books about the history of the OSE

“The Society for the Protection of Jewish Health – Fighting for a New Healthy Generation,” by Krysia Fisher. (2005). Yivo Institute of Jewish Research at the Center for Jewish History. (Paperback book with of photographs and captions about the early history of OSE).

“A Legacy for the Future – 90 years of OSE,” Somogy éditions d’art and Association Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants, Paris, 2003, 162 pp. (in French and English).

Katy Hazan with participation of Serge Klarsfeld, “Rescuing Jewish Children during the Nazi Occupation – OSE children’s homes 1938-1945,” Association Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants and Somogy éditions d’art, Paris, 2008, 176 pp. (in French and English).

Vivette Samuel, “Rescuing the Children: A Holocaust Memoir,” translated from the French edition of 1995 by Charles B. Paul. With a foreword by Elie Wiesel, University of Wisconsin Press, 2013, 256 pp.

Sabine Zeitoun with a preface by Serge Klarsfeld, “L’Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants (O.S.E.) sous l’Occupation en France – Du Légalisme à la Résistance 1940-1944,” L’Harmattan, Paris, 1990, 221 pp. (in French).

The French Children of The Holocaust, A Memorial” by Serge Klarsfeld (in English and French). Documents with photos and brief bios, the lives of 1,500 Jewish children deported from France – with information about the OSE.

Additional information about the OSE, and others dealing with the Holocaust in France, can be found on United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Mémorial de le Shoah websites.