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Front: Black and white photograph of a young woman facing left in a white dress and headwrap, holding a metal bucket, and surrounded by chickens. Back: Pasted newsclipping and several stickers.

Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash:

ACME PHOTO wire photo with explanation verso: "The Orphan Builders of Israel. Raanana, Israel: A lifetime of tragedy behind them, 264 children, most of them orphaned by the gas chambers of Nazism, are being cared for at the Raanana Children's Village and Farm School, operated by the Mizrachi Women's Organization of America, an auxiliary of Orthodox Jewry. In this orphanage, one of many throughout Palestine, children ranging in age from five to 15, learn the three "Rs" and a trade, and are prepared to take places in the demanding job of building Israel. Most of the children do not know the meaning of the term "displaced person," but they have experienced the lives of such persons in camps throughout Europe and on the island of Cyprus, before coming to their homeland. Children are taught self-reliance at the orphanage and are helped in regaining the hope they lost at a tender age. …BOY 882892... New York Bureau. A little girl gathers the eggs in a coop on the community's chicken farm. All farm work is done by the children, and the chickens provide enough eggs so that every child in the orphanage may have at least one egg a day. NY-1-2-3-4 MGS Can. Credit (Acme photo by David S. Boyer, Staff Correspondent) 10-1-48 (LG)".


7 x 9 1/4"


Young Woman Chickens The Orphan Builders of Israel Raanana Israel Raanana Children's Village and Farm School Mizrachi Women's Organization of America Orthodox Jewry Displaced Persons, David S. Boyer, DP Cyprus



The Orphan Builders of Israel



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