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Camp Hemshekh

Title: Camp Hemshekh
Inclusive Dates: 1959-1978
ID: RG 1468
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Camp Hemshekh was a Jewish summer camp located in the Catskill Mountains in New York state  from 1959-1978. It was founded by members of the Jewish socialist organization called the Bund. Many of the founders of Hemshekh were survivors of the Holocaust. Hemshekh is the Yiddish or Hebrew word for "continuation."

The goal of the camp was to instill in its campers the ideals of the Jewish socialist movement which had existed in prewar Poland. These ideals included empahsis on secular Yiddish culture, and the principles of equality, and justice.

Camp Hemshekh closed in 1978. Large reunions are held every couple of years in New York.

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Preliminary Inventory, English, 3 pp., typed
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Acquisition Note: Transferred from the Bund Archives of the Jewish Labor Movement to YIVO, 1992
Collection Material Type: Official Records
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