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Ose in France Expects to Care for 5,000 Children Shortly; 3,500 Orphans in Belgium

The OSE – Jewish Health Society – in France expects to care for at least 5,000 Jewish children, most of them without parents, within the next few months, according to a report from the Swiss office of the organization received here.

About 2,000 children, together with their families, are already being helped, the report says, and OSE homes for an additional 1,000 are being reopened, since most of their equipment was left intact by the Germans. Social welfare and medical centers are being opened to cope with widespread disease and with problems arising from the disruption of thousands of families.

The report stresses that food and medical supplies are urgently needed, not only in France, but in Belgium where it is reported that there are more than 3,500 “abandoned” Jewish children.