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Group portrait of Jewish refugee preschoolers at the Christobal Colon school in Sosua. Behind them stands their teacher, Hella Blum.

Photograph | Photograph Number: 37887

Group portrait of Jewish refugee preschoolers at the Christobal Colon school in Sosua. Behind them stands their teacher, Hella Blum.

Among those pictured are Franklin Hess, Fritz Rosenzweig, Henry Spitzer, Rene Kirchheimer, Renee Hurwicz, Peter Papernik and Peter Dicker, Hank Goldman, Henry Spitzer, Edi Brinehalter.

The Christobal Colon school was founded in 1941 by DORSA the Dominican Republic Settlement Association, for the children of Jewish settlers. The school consisted of two wooden buildings, one for the kindergarten and one for the elementary school. The curriculum though similar to that of other Dominican schools, also included English and Jewish studies.

Date
1945 - 1946
Photo Credit
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Archive of the Jewish Community and Museum of Sosua
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Record last modified: 2006-03-06 00:00:00
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