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Negotiations Near Conclusion for Transfer of Part of Ort Work to Soviet

January 23, 1938
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The World ORT Union, organization for Jewish vocational retraining and rehabilitation, is nearing the conclusion of its negotiations with the Soviet authorities for transferring part of its activities in Russia to the Government.

The Ozet, Russian society for Jewish land settlement, will take over the work in the cooperative farms of the Crimea, the Ukraine and Biro-Bidjan, such as toy-making and millinery, while other agencies will take over activities in small townships, such as retraining.

After the completion of the negotiations, the ORT will have a reduced staff and will limit its activities in Russia to the training of the Jewish population for new trades, it being understood that trained artisans will join cooperatives immediately on completion of their training.

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