Publish Date: 6/19/2018
During an impressive ceremony on June 5th, in honor of the children of Oslo, a new square was established in memory of the children of Oslo, their escorts, and crew members who perished in 1949 on a flight from Tunis to Norway to arrive in Eretz Israel.
The event was attended by many public figures, families of the victims, students, and guests. Students of the "Herzog" school in Ramot presented excerpts of poetry and reading.
On November 20, 1949, two planes carrying Jewish children who had taken off from Tunis on their way to Oslo, Norway, looking to reach the sanatorium in a center for tuberculosis, especially for the benefit of North African Jews, to strengthen the children healthily before immigrating to Israel. The first plane landed safely while the second crashed on a hillside near Oslo. 27 children, group escorts and crew members perished.