Ort Extends Work in France, Baltic Countries

Extension of the ORT’s work is described in cables from Paris made public today by the American ORT Federation. The cables follow:

“We are increasing work in our French institutions training skilled labor for industries. Aside from courses for refugees of all countries now existing in Paris we are planning to use the school equipped by Baron de Gunzbourg and plan also to open training shops in several other towns. We are now arranging for the establishment of cooperative workshops to provide employment for the families of refugees, particularly artisans and intellectuals. Our new office in Vichy is being organized with official approval and women and children are being enlisted for gathering in the harvest. Suburban colonies are being set up for the training of refugee children. We expect a new interview with experts from the Ministry of Labor within a few days and shall advise further as soon as the results are known.”

In regard to ORT centers in Cernauti, Kaunas and Riga, the ORT in Paris cabled: “We have instructed them to proceed immediately with the program to aid refugees by giving them work and have asked for further information as to their specific requirements. We shall communicate the results as soon as possible.”

Dr. Jacob Lestschinsky, the economist, urged extension of ORT work to the Americas in an address at a special meeting of the Labor and People’s Committee of the American ORT in honor of Dr. David Lvovitch, vice-president of the World ORT Union, at the Hotel .

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