A complaint that the ORT, the Jewish world organization to promote artisanship among Jews, is no longer receiving sufficient funds from America for its activities in European countries, was voiced last night by Dr. David Lvovitch, vice-president of the World ORT Union, at a meeting at the Pennsylvania Hotel.
Dr. Lvovitch, who recently visited Poland, Latvia, Lithuania and Soviet Russia, said that with the exception of Soviet Russia, where the government is trying to readjust the Jews to new economic life, witnessed untold suffering everywhere in Eastern Europe.
Reporting on the ORT’s efforts in various countries to adjust Jews to new professions and Jewish refugees from Germany to land settlement, Dr. Lvovitch appealed for more help from American Jewry.
Dr. Lvovitch voiced optimism on the prospects for Jewish colonization in Biro-Bidjan, the autonomous Jewish region of the Far East. The territory, he said, is as large as Belgium and Holland put together, and is rich in agriculture, fish, timber and natural resources, and presents a good opportunity for Jewish readjustment.