SKIF – Socialist Children‘ Union (Sotsyalistisher Kinder Farband): the children organization of the Bund. It was established in the 1920s by members of the Bund’s youth organization Tsukunft. The aim of SKIF was to raise future members of the party. The children were looked after by parents’ committees. In 1930s SKIF had a few thousands of members in over one hundred towns and cities in Poland. The organization incited the creation of day-rooms for children and arrangement of trips and summer camps. SKIF was also active during the war in the Warsaw Ghetto. It was revived after the war but had a marginal importance. It was dissolved in 1949, together with majority of Jewish political and social organizations.
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.