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A Flag Comes Home After 16 Years

Originally published in “Israel Horizons” magazine, Dec. 1956. Miracles can happen even to a flag. Recently, the flag of Gdud Maapilim, of Ken Keidani of Hashomer Hatzair, was brought to Israel, the only flag of the Lithuanian youth movement to … Continue reading

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Young Refugees in Keidan

By Moshe Domb (Kfar Menachem, Israel) After many hardships and torments, we gathered in Keidan, in Lithuania, to continue the training as Kibbutz Manof that began in Włocławek [Poland]. We were all graduates of the Hashomer Hatzair movement, preparing for … Continue reading

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The Library and Drama Club

By Haviva Rochin-Carmeli (Kfar Masaryk, Israel) I have locked inside me a few memories of a number of projects and classes within the cultural life of my town, Keidan. The first is the town library, from which most of the … Continue reading

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The Progymnasium in Keidan

By Dr. Mordechai Sochen (Minneapolis) The progymnasium [junior high school] was established in 1921. During its first year, about 40 students, aged approximately 13, enrolled. They all studied in one classroom. The teacher and first principal was Mr. Israel Magentza. … Continue reading

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Hechalutz Hatzair and Hapoel in Keidan

By Pesach Shlapobersky My memories of Hechalutz Hatzair in Keidan begin in 1926. In those days, while there were Scouts and Beitar branches, both of which attracted children and school youth, the working youth had no place for meetings or … Continue reading

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Beitar in Keidan

By Gershon Shlapobersky It’s difficult to recall and write down events that took place 40 or more years ago. If only my friend, Yehuda Geben, may he rest in peace, who died in the prime of his life in Nahariya … Continue reading

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Hashomer Hatzair in Keidan

By Abba Jonah Goldin (Golani), Kibbutz Beit Zera In 1923, I joined the Scouts movement that had been founded by Lord Baden-Powell, and whose activity in those days centered around games and summer camps. The Scouts attracted most of the … Continue reading

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Sport in Keidan

By Chaim Landsberg In the early 1920’s, a branch of “Maccabi” was set up in Keidan. The impetus for this organization came from a committee of Zionist activists from various political parties, such as the General Zionists, Poalei Zion, Socialist … Continue reading

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