Jdc, Ort Merge Professional Training Work in Poland

Officials of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee and the ORT have agreed to coordinate their facilities for Jewish professional training in Poland, it was announced today.

The agreement, negotiated previously, was approved at a conference May 30 attended by Dr. Bernhard Kahn, David, J. Schweitzer, Mr. Rosen, Mr. Gitterman and Mr. Neustadt of the J.D.C., and Leo Bramson, Mr. Meisner, Mr. Jachunsky and Mr. Herzberg of the ORT.

Dr. Kahn, it was disclosed today, stated that the J.D.C., without ignoring the work of the Jewish Colonization Association and other organizations in the sphere of professional training, would in the future cooperate with the ORT in all plans regarding the establishment of new training centers in Poland.

The J.D.C. also undertakes, he said, that existing training schools it subsidizes work in the future in closest contact with the ORT. Regarding agricultural and industrial training, only consultations and mutual exchange of information will be carried on for the present.

It was also announced that 200 relief committees have been organized throughout Poland to aid victims of the Brzese (Brest-Litovsk) pogrom of May 13. Jewish economic organizations have established 45 relief bodies, it was stated.

More than 1,110 sufferers in the excesses have been officially registered, according to the central relief committee, and 550 Jewish families have thus far received assistance.

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