BERNE, Switzerland (Jan. 15)
The ORT in unoccupied France is planning to establish workshops for interned refugees and is proposing to the Government the release of internees accepted in ORT professional and agricultural schools, according to information received by the ORT delegate here today.
An inter-faith conference regarding concentration camps, held at Nimes, named one ORT representative to a four-man commission entrusted with submission to the Government of proposals for amelioration of the internees situation. This commission approved the establishment of ORT workshops in the camps and will solicit the release of those accepted by ORT Schools.
The central ORT executive has concluded an agreement with the administration of the Brens camp for opening ORT workshops for production of clothing and shoes for the internees. ORT experts are now at the camp engaged in constructing special barracks and preparing for establishment of the workshops.
Meanwhile, it was reported from Lithuania that the ORT concluded an agreement with the Lithuanian Red Cross for organization and financing of ORT courses for refugees.