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ORT shoulder badge owned by the Director, ORT vocational schools, DP camps

Object | Accession Number: 1988.72.7

ORT insignia shoulder patch owned by Louis J. Walinsky, Director of ORT vocational training schools in displaced persons camps in Europe in 1947. It was for uniformed personnel and worn at the ORT Headquarters in Munich, Germany. After the war ended in May 1945, ORT opened vocational training schools in dp camps, the first in Landsberg am Lech 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  (use)
Geography
use : ORT Headquarters; Munich (Germany)
Classification
Identifying Artifacts
Category
Badges
Object Type
Badges (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Louis J. Walinsky
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:06:44
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