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Title For the good of the nation : institutions for Jewish children in interwar Poland : a documentary history / Sean Martin ; preface by Joanna Michlic.

Publication Info. Brighton, MA : Academic Studies Press, [2017]

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Description 1 online resource.
Series Jews of Poland
Summary "Tens of thousands of Jewish children were orphaned during World War I and in the subsequent years of conflict. In response, Jewish leaders in Poland established CENTOS, the Central Union of Associations for Jewish Orphan Care. Through CENTOS, social workers and other professionals cooperated to offer Jewish children the preparation necessary to survive during a turbulent period. They established new organizations that functioned beyond the authority of the recognized Jewish community and with the support of Polish officials. The work of CENTOS exemplifies the community's goal to build a Jewish future. Translations of sources from CENTOS publications in Yiddish and Polish describe the lives of the orphaned Jewish children and the tireless efforts of adults to better the children's circumstances"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Introduction -- I: A History of CENTOS -- II: Descriptions of Homes for Children -- The "Orphanage in Pinsk" -- Ben-Levi -- The Publication of the Home for Orphans in Lwow, Zborowska 8 -- Maks Schaff -- Childish Stubbornness: Notes of a Teacher -- Tsvi Tarlovski -- Pen Strokes (From My Inspections in the Provinces) -- A. Goldin -- Images of Youth in School Publications -- Leon Gutman -- The Strike: An Image of Dormitory Life -- Yakov Sarner -- III: Home for Jewish Children and Farm in Helenowek -- Education or Crime? From the Diary of an Educator -- Yekhiel Ben-Tsiyon Kats -- IV: CENTOS in Otwock -- The Therapeutic and Educational Institution in Otwock (Three Months of Activity) -- Zofia Rosenblum -- Awakening in an Institution (Images of an Institution for Defective Children in Otwock) -- Kalman Lis -- Two Visits in CENTOS -- Helena Boguszewska -- Five Years of CENTOS Activity in Otwock -- Zofia Rosenblum -- Working with Abnormal Children: On Eight Years of CENTOS in Otwock -- Abraham Berger -- Afterword.
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Subject CENTOS (Organization) -- History.
CENTOS (Organization)
Jewish children -- Institutional care -- Poland -- History -- 20th century.
Jewish orphans -- Poland -- History -- 20th century.
Jewish orphanages -- Poland -- History -- 20th century.
Poland -- Ethnic relations -- History -- 20th century.
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Martin, Sean, 1968- editor.
Other Form: Print version: Martin, Sean, 1968- For the good of the nation. Brighton, MA : Academic Studies Press, [2017] 9781618115676 (DLC) 2016052709
ISBN 9781618115683 (electronic bk.)
1618115685 (electronic bk.)
9781618115676 (hardback)