The Yiddish Book Center's

Wexler Oral History Project

A growing collection of in-depth interviews with people of all ages and backgrounds, whose stories about the legacy and changing nature of Yiddish language and culture offer a rich and complex chronicle of Jewish identity.

The Best Experience of My Life: The Medem Sanatorium, a Socialist Children's Republic

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Itzhak Luden, z"l – editor of Lebns-Fragn (Yiddish Bundist journal) – talks about the Medem Sanatorium, a retreat for children at risk of tuberculosis which used modern pedagogy to teach hygiene and enact socialist ideals in a "Children's Republic" format. He is an alumnus of the school which was part of the Central Yiddish School Organization.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Itzhak Luden.

This excerpt is in Yiddish.

Itzhak Luden was born in Poland. Itzhak died in 2017.