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Rescued Women and Children Staying With Hospital Society

This article was published in the Yiddish-language Forward on April 20, 1912.

This is a group of Jewish women and children who were rescued from the Titanic and who are now staying with the Hospitality Society. The picture was taken especially for the Forverts in the Hospitality Society building at 239 East Broadway.

The first in the picture, from right, is Mrs. Glick and her two children. Next to her stands Mrs. Leah Aks with her month-old baby. The baby, whom we already photographed yesterday, was in a different lifeboat than her mother. In the chaos and confusion, the mother was put in one boat and the child in a second boat. The mother had just begun to believe that the child had been lost when they arrived at the ship Carpathia and she caught sight of the child. The woman is traveling to meet her husband, Mr. [Samuel] Aks, who is in Norfolk, Va.

The third woman is Mrs. Beile Moor with her 7-year-old son, Meier. They are going to the home of the woman’s aunt, Mrs. Kaufmann, of 943 West Randolph St. Chicago. Mrs. Moor is a widow; her husband was killed in the Russo-Japanese War.

Meier looks like an American boy — a “regular Yankee.” He is happy to have been saved, and he looks it. He spent all of yesterday walking around the Hospitality Society building. Whenever somebody came in, he would ask, “Mister, who do you want to see?” He seems to be the happiest of all those rescued.

The fourth woman is Mrs. Sarah Viffy, and the last is Mrs. Bertha Depit.


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