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The Albums of the ZSS Self-Help Organization

A short time after Warsaw was occupied by the Germans, the Jewish community organized a social welfare committee known as the Żydowska Samopomoc Społeczna (Jewish Social Self-Help), or the ZSS, in order to provide social assistance to the Jewish residents. Funding for the activities came primarily from the Polish branch of the Joint, which was also located in Warsaw.

Distribution of ration cards to released Jewish POWs in the Warsaw ghetto
Distribution of ration cards to released Jewish POWs in the Warsaw ghetto

Women working in a sewing factory in the main building of the ZSS at 13 Leszno St., Warsaw ghetto
Women working in a sewing factory in the main building of the ZSS at 13 Leszno St., Warsaw ghetto

Workers in a sewing factory in the main building of the ZSS at 13 Leszno St., Warsaw ghetto
Workers in a sewing factory in the main building of the ZSS at 13 Leszno St., Warsaw ghetto

Preparing to distribute clothing to the needy at the main warehouse of the ZSS at 13 Leszno St., Warsaw ghetto
Preparing to distribute clothing to the needy at the main warehouse of the ZSS at 13 Leszno St., Warsaw ghetto

Receiving mail at the head office of the ZSS on 13 Leszno St., Warsaw ghetto
Receiving mail at the head office of the ZSS on 13 Leszno St., Warsaw ghetto

Refugees in a shelter at 37 Nalewki St., Warsaw ghetto, which previously served as a bathhouse
Refugees in a shelter at 37 Nalewki St., Warsaw ghetto, which previously served as a bathhouse

Two girls in a park at 29  Leszno St., Warsaw ghetto  		 	 Calculation Mode: AutomaticWorkbook Statistics     Give Feedback to Microsoft
Two girls in a park at 29 Leszno St., Warsaw ghetto Calculation Mode: AutomaticWorkbook Statistics Give Feedback to Microsoft

Maternity ward of the TOZ organization at 35 Twarda St., Warsaw ghetto
Maternity ward of the TOZ organization at 35 Twarda St., Warsaw ghetto

Two elderly people in a shelter at 25 Lucka St., Warsaw ghetto, populated primarily by refugees from Kalisz and Raciaz
Two elderly people in a shelter at 25 Lucka St., Warsaw ghetto, populated primarily by refugees from Kalisz and Raciaz

The ZSS distribute Matzot (unleavened bread) in Warsaw during Passover 1940
The ZSS distribute Matzot (unleavened bread) in Warsaw during Passover 1940

Jewish refugees waiting in a soup line at a shelter at 7 Dzielna St., Warsaw ghetto, which housed refugees primarily from Kalisz and Lipno
Jewish refugees waiting in a soup line at a shelter at 7 Dzielna St., Warsaw ghetto, which housed refugees primarily from Kalisz and Lipno

Women washing clothes in a homeless shelter at 19 Nalewki St., Warsaw ghetto, which previously served as a bathhouse
Women washing clothes in a homeless shelter at 19 Nalewki St., Warsaw ghetto, which previously served as a bathhouse

A Jewish doctor visits a shelter for Jewish refugees from Lodz on 33 Nalewki St., Warsaw ghetto, which previously served as a bathhouse.
A Jewish doctor visits a shelter for Jewish refugees from Lodz on 33 Nalewki St., Warsaw ghetto, which previously served as a bathhouse.

Communal kitchen for children run by the TOZ, Warsaw ghetto
Communal kitchen for children run by the TOZ, Warsaw ghetto

Children washing before a meal in the communal kitchen run by the CENTOS welfare organization at 29 Panksa St., Warsaw ghetto
Children washing before a meal in the communal kitchen run by the CENTOS welfare organization at 29 Panksa St., Warsaw ghetto

Refugees resting on the Sabbath in a shelter at 11 Gesia St., Warsaw ghetto, which housed refugees primarily from Lipno and Aleksandrow
Refugees resting on the Sabbath in a shelter at 11 Gesia St., Warsaw ghetto, which housed refugees primarily from Lipno and Aleksandrow

Rest period in a children's home at 10 Graniczna St., Warsaw ghetto
Rest period in a children's home at 10 Graniczna St., Warsaw ghetto

Toddlers in a shelter for abandoned children at 127 Leszno St., Warsaw ghetto
Toddlers in a shelter for abandoned children at 127 Leszno St., Warsaw ghetto

Young girls peeling potatoes in the Weisenhaus Orphanage at 92 Krochmalna St., Warsaw. The director of the orphanage was Janusz Korczak.
Young girls peeling potatoes in the Weisenhaus Orphanage at 92 Krochmalna St., Warsaw. The director of the orphanage was Janusz Korczak.

Children eating in the Orthodox Jewish children's home at 21 Twarda St., Warsaw ghetto
Children eating in the Orthodox Jewish children's home at 21 Twarda St., Warsaw ghetto