1,595 Students Reported Attending Ort Training Schools in Poland

An inspection tour of ORT vocational training centers in Poland showed that the Polish Jews are greatly benefiting from the ORT courses, Dr. V. Halpern, director of the ORT Union, reported here today upon his return from Poland.

Dr. Halpern said that 1,595 students are attending ORT courses. He stressed that he was impressed “not only by the quality and output of their work, but also by their efforts in diverse fields, manual and educational, the special, professional aptitude of adults in courses for readapting themselves, and in courses for invalids.”

Dr. Halpern was accompanied on his tour of ORT workshops in Warsaw, Lodz, Wroclaw and other localities in Lower Silesia by M.I. Wasersztrum, president of ORT in Poland, and D. Slobodkin, ORT director for that country. Before his departure, he reported, he and his colleagues in Poland were received by the Polish Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, where Government officials lauded the ORT activities.

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