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Society for Trades and Agricultural Labor (ORT) training at Marseilles

Film | RG Number: RG-60.4644 | Film ID: 2843
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In 1939, Roman Vishniac was commissioned to make a promotional film at a Society for Trades and Agricultural Labor (ORT) vocational training facility near Marseille. The film was never completed, and only outtakes have survived. ORT schools throughout Europe worked to train and certify Jewish refugees in whichever skills were most desired by host countries. When French military mobilization reduced the available agricultural manpower, ORT refugees provided labor, and also eased the immersion of these foreign workers into French society.

ORT training activities. Group of men with suitcases walking through town streets. Group of men with farm equipment over their shoulders. CUs, men working in a greenhouse. LS, tilling soil in fields. EXT, farmhouse, men building window frames. Tilling soil and digging irrigation canals. MSs, men. Man pushes wheelbarrow with pipes for irrigation. Playing bocce. Digging maneur. 01:04:06 (some shots out of focus) INT, men enter classroom, sitting at desks using drawing tools. ECUs and MSs. More shots of men learning in classroom. Teacher at chalkboard.

Genre
Unedited
Duration
00:06:48
Event Date
1939
Locale
Marseilles, France
Language
Mute
Genre/Form
Unedited.
Credit
US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of the Estate of Mara Vishniac Kohn and International Center of Photography
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Record last modified: 2018-04-26 13:42:14
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