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Object | Accession Number: 1988.72.20

Short history of ORT activities in the displaced persons camps in the US occupation zone in Germany co-written by and owned by Louis Walinsky, ORT Director of vocational schools in displaced persons camps in Europe in 1947. The other author, Jacob Olejski, was a German Jew and survivor of Stutthof and Dachau concentration camps. Jacob became an official in dp camps in the American occupation zone of Germany and remained with World ORT Union, after 1955, in Israel. Olejski and Walinsky met working in dp camps. After the war ended in May 1945, ORT opened vocational training schools in dp camps. 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, was sent to Europe to work for World ORT. Louis became Secretary-General for ORT in 1948, and returned to the US in 1949.

ORT in US-Zone Germany
publication/distribution:  1948 November
publication: Munich (Germany)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Louis J. Walinsky
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 18:10:47
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