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Silver brooch of a 3 masted ship given to Director, ORT schools, DP camps

Object | Accession Number: 1988.72.23

Brooch of a 3 masted ship engraved ORT Ebelsburg given to Louis J. Walinsky, the Director of ORT vocational training schools in Europe in 1947. It was made in Ebelsberg displaced persons camp in Austria. 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)
Geography
creation : Ebelsberg (Displaced persons camp), ORT school; Ebelsberg (Austria)
received : Ebelsberg (Displaced persons camp), ORT school; Ebelsberg (Austria)
Classification
Jewelry
Category
Pins (Jewelry)
Object Type
Brooches (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Louis J. Walinsky
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:08:47
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