Factory Apprenticeship School “Serp i molot”

Address: 26 Lefortovskii Val, Moscow

The school building (presumably). Photo: Mikhail Konchits, International Memorial Photo Archive

The school building (presumably). Photo: Mikhail Konchits, International Memorial Photo Archive

Orphan teenagers were sent to the Factory Apprenticeship School Serp i molot (Hammer and Sickle) to learn a trade. This is confirmed by the list of names of children who were taken away from the shelter of the Detkomissiya (Children’s Committee) of the All-Russian Central Executive Committee.

An example of educational institution of the 1930’s in Novogireyevo (school number 1). Photograph: PastVu

According to other sources, the address of the factory apprenticeship school was the following: Moscow, village of Novoe Gireevo (after 1960, simply Moscow), 11 pathway.

Daria Durneva, Anna Margolis