Arbeitervereinigung der Kinderfreunde

Workers’ Association of the Friends of Children (Robotnicze Towarzystwo Przyjaciół Dzieci): it was established in 1917 in Warsaw by the Polish Socialist Party (Polska Partia Socjalistyczna) as a part of ‘Workers’ Department of Parenting and Taking Care of a Child’ (Robotniczy Wydział Wychowania Dziecka i Opieki nad Nim). The organization operated within the Kingdom of Poland and took care of orphans, half-orphans, poor or homeless children. Its primary mission was to create unions, care education institutes, out-patients clinics and schools. In 1948 the Workers’ Association of the Friends of Children united with the Peasants’ Association of the Friends of Children (Robotnicze Towarzystwo Przyjaciół Dzieci) and then they merged into one organization: Association of the Friends of Children (Towarzystwo Przyjaciół Dzieci).

The term was created within the framework of the project Zapisywanie świata żydowskiego w Polsce [recording the Jewish environment in Poland], whose author is Anka Grupińska, a well-known Polish journalist and writer, specializing in the modern history of the Polish Jews. The project, initiated in 2006 by the Museum of the History of Polish Jews, consists in recording interviews with Polish Jews from all generations.
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