Most kids at the Domanovka children's home came from Odessa and the Ukraine, among them 8 children of Bessarabia.
They returned to Romania following permission granted from the Germans to Jewish Romanians who were deported to Transnistria to return to Romania. The children got their clothes prior to the journey.
They travelled from Golta to Balta in a train, under guard of Romanian soldiers, and then on a train to Iasi (according to Malka Burstein's testimony they arrived in Iasi in February 1944).
Top row, second from right: Klara Sandman. First from left: Re�aya. Middle row, from right: Malka Burstein, Felstein the director of the orphanage, Henia Mogilensky. Bottom row, first from right: Lyla. The rest of those in the photograph are unidentified.