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Front: An image of a young girl, Dorrit Blumenkanz, holding a hot dog. Back: Typewritten information about image.
Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash:
From information attached to this International News Photos wire photo verso: Six-year-old Dorrit Blumenkanz is one of 982 Jewish refugees from Vienna finding shelter at Fort Ontario in Oswego, N.Y. Refugees were assured that “whenever there is a knock at your door, it will be a friendly one.”
Dorrit would eventually settle in the United States, marry and have children. But it would not surprise anyone who sees this press photo to learn that she would go on to a career as a restaurateur in New York, initially specializing in desserts based upon culinary delights she remembered from her youth in Vienna and Italy, but ultimately developing a successful restaurant, bakery, and catering company.
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Refugee, Dorrit Blumenkranz, Blumenkanz, Ontario, Canada, International News Photo
"One of 982 Jewish Refugees at Fort Ontario, Dorrit Blumenkranz Samples a Hot Dog" (1944). Bulmash Family Holocaust Collection. 2014.1.46.