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First Conference of Jewish Teachers in Post-war Poland Discusses Educational Plans

The first post-war conference of teachers in Yiddish schools in Poland concluded this week in Lodz, after adopting a resolution declaring that “the Jewish schools in Poland aim to give the young generation of Jews a national, democratic and secular education in the spirit of the progressive ideas of our time.”

The conference, attended by more than 150 delegates from all parts of the country, discussed various methods of Jewish education. It was greeted by representatives of the Ministry of Education and the municipal authorities. The gathering sent a message to President Boleslaw Bierut and Prime Minister Osubka-Morawski.

Prior to the opening of the conference of Yiddish educators, a conference of Hebrew teachers met in Lodz. It adopted a resolution declaring that the Hebrew schools in Poland will educate Jewish children in the spirit of Zionist Socialism.

The Yiddish schools maintained by local Jewish committees have about 2,600 pupils. There are about 900 children attending Hebrew schools. This does not include several hundred children attending religious schools maintained by local religious groups.