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Glass bowl etched ORT presented to Director, ORT schools, DP camps

Object | Accession Number: 1988.72.3

Etched glass presentation bowl given to Louis J. Walinsky, Director of ORT vocational training schools in displaced persons camps in Europe in 1947. It was made in Landsberg am Lech dp camp in the US occupation zone in Germany. After the war ended in May 1945, ORT opened vocational training schools in dp camps, the first in Landsberg in August. The schools trained Holocaust survivors in practical skills such as metalworking, carpentry, dress making, and mechanics, so they could establish new lives after they immigrated. Louis, a teacher and economist, began working for American ORT in 1947. He was sent to Europe to work for World ORT and became Director of ORT schools. Louis became Secretary-General for ORT in 1948, and returned to the US in 1949.

Date
1947  (creation)
1947  (received)
Geography
creation : Landsberg am Lech (Displaced persons camp), ORT School; Landsberg am Lech (Germany)
received : Landsberg am Lech (Displaced persons camp), ORT School; Landsberg am Lech (Germany))
Language
English
Classification
Household Utensils
Category
Tableware
Object Type
Glass bowls (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Louis J. Walinsky
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:22:47
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