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Ort Leader Denounces Polish Charge Agency Carried on Espionage in Poland

April 11, 1968
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Dr. William Haber, President of the American ORT Federation and chairman of the central board of the World ORT Union, rejected today as “utterly preposterous and without a scintilla of truth,” accusations made over the Polish State television system earlier this week that the Jewish training and rehabilitation agency had been involved in espionage activities in Poland.

“The only activities in which ORT has ever been engaged in Poland or elsewhere are educational and humanitarian,” Dr. Haber declared. “Our only motive has always been the welfare of Jews in the areas where we work. The government of Poland was perfectly aware of what we were doing and approved of it.” He stressed that the ORT organizations have at all times and everywhere refrained from political activities.”

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