Photo of written composition by 11 year old

“The best school holiday I can remember…”

Vilna, Poland, no date. Student Essay

Composition of an 11-year-old girl about her memory of festivities at school when she was in the fourth grade. The teachers had the students play games, including one in which they had to bite an apple hanging from a string without using their hands. This student attended the Dinesohn School, a Yiddish school of the Central Education Committee (TsBK) Yiddish school network in Vilna. The Dinesohn School was named after beloved Yiddish writer Jacob Dinesohn (died 1919).


Digitization of this artifact has been made possible by the Edward Blank YIVO Vilna Online Collections project.