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Ort Secures Liberation of Refugees from Camps; Swiss Commission Lauds Ort Work

August 27, 1944
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A commission appointed by the Swiss Government to visit the institutions established in Geneva by the Ort, today lauded the work of these institutions after spending several hours in the Ort technical schools and in the workshop established for Jewish refugee women whose husbands were deported by the Germans from occupied territories.

As a result of negotiations between representatives of the Ort and of the Swiss authorities, refugees are now liberated from refugee camps in Switzerland if they are admitted to Ort training schools in Pasel, Geneva and Zurich. The Czechoslovak consulate in Geneva extended its special thanks to the Ort for admitting non-Jewish Czech citizens to its training schools.

During the last two months the Ort has quadrupled the number of its training schools in the refugee camps. At the request of the authorities it has recently agreed to enlarge its model vegetable garden in Sierre, where refugees are prepared for agricultural work in Palestine. This month it opened a school in Zurich for moving-picture operators and other types of craftsmen.

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