Children resting on the porch

Fresh Air Cure at the Medem Sanatorium

Miedzeszyn, Poland, Circa 1930s. Medem Sanatorium

Teacher Luba Gilinski and children listen to the radio while wrapped in blankets on a porch at the Medem Sanatorium in Miedzeszyn, Poland. The Sanatorium was a joint project of the Jewish Socialist Bund and TSYSHO, the Yiddish school network. It was established in 1926 to care for children with tuberculosis. It operated in winter and summer. The Sanatorium promoted self-government by the children and ran a kind of children’s socialist republic as a utopian vision of the future.

Photo by Alter Kacyzne