[Drawer of freshly farmed eggs, Gut Winkel, a training farm for German Jewish youth hoping to immigrate to Palestine, Spreenhagen in der Mark, Brandenburg, Germany]
|Date||ca. 1938 (printed 2012)|
|Dimensions||Image: 9 x 13 3/8 in. (22.9 x 34 cm)|
In the 1920s, German Jewish department store magnate Salman Schocken converted his large Brandenburg estate into Gut Winkel, an agricultural training farm where Jewish youth learned farming skills. In the 1930s, Gut Winkel focused on training Zionist youth by teaching them vital skills and preparing them for eventual emigration and for their new lives as pioneers in Palestine. The farm provided practical and theoretical instruction in farming and communal living to a large group of mostly urban, cosmopolitan city youth. The participants also spent time each day studying the Hebrew language and history of Zionism. The Nazis forcibly closed Gut Winkel in June 1941.
© Mara Vishniac Kohn
International Center of Photography