PARIS (Mar. 13)
The first Jewish maritime school in France was opened today by the ORT in Marseilles in a ceremony presided over by Admiral Louis Kahn, of the French navy, who is taking an active part in ORT work in France.
The school is established in a villa overlooking the Mediterranean. The first class of trainees is composed of 37 young Jews from France, Morocco and Algaria. The group also includes survivors of Hitler’s gas chambers.
The opening ceremony and the dedication of the training vessel “Marfa” was also attended by Admiral Pierre Tanguy, commander of the French Navy; Jules Mech, representative of the French Ministry of Public Works and Transport, and other representatives of the civil and military administration of France and of the Jewish community of Marseilles. Similar ORT schools have been established by the ORT in England and in the British zone of Germany.