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Black leather case presented to the Director, ORT vocational schools, DP camps

Object | Accession Number: 1988.72.4

Black leather portfolio inscribed as a gift for Louis J. Walinsky, Director of ORT vocational training schools in displaced persons camps in Europe in 1947. It was made in Belsen displaced persons camp in the US occupation zone in Germany. After the war, 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 Federation in 1947. He was sent to Europe to work for World ORT and became the 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 : DP-Camp Bergen-Belsen, Ort school; Belsen (Bergen, Celle, Germany)
received : DP-Camp Bergen-Belsen, ORT school; Belsen (Bergen, Celle, Germany)
Language
Yiddish
Classification
Containers
Category
Cases
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Louis J. Walinsky
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