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The Anguish of Liberation and the Return to Life

The Anguish of Liberation
Yad Vashem Photo Archives, 367/15
Baruch, a boy who was hidden by Christians, and returned to Jews after the war by the “Co-Ordinazia” organization – Lodz, Poland, Postwar

Baruch was born in Bialystok, Poland. His mother perished, and his father was killed in action. After the war, he was “bought back” from a Polish orphanage. Thousands of Jewish children were hidden during the war in Christians’ houses, and in Catholic monasteries and convents. “The Co-Ordinazia” was the umbrella organization of several different groups whose mission after the war was to search for hidden Jewish children who had disappeared.