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Monogrammed leather binder made for Director, ORT vocational schools, DP camps

Object | Accession Number: 1988.72.22

Brown leather secretary's notebook presented to Louis J. Walinsky, Director of ORT vocational training schools in Europe in 1947. It contains blotting paper and was made in an ORT Esslingen displaced persons camp class in Germany, and stamped with the camp name and his initials. After the war, ORT opened vocational training schools in displaced persons camps, the first in Landsberg am Lech in August 1945. 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 Director, ORT schools. Louis became Secretary-General for ORT in 1948, and returned to the US in 1949.

creation:  1947
received:  1947
creation: Esslingen (Displaced persons camp), ORT school; Esslingen am Neckar (Germany)
received: Esslingen (Displaced persons camp), ORT school; Esslingen am Neckar (Germany)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Louis J. Walinsky
Record last modified: 2021-02-10 08:57:15
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