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Rumanian Government Exempts Ort Vocational Schools from Nationalization Program

September 13, 1948
See Original Daily Bulletin From This Date

Although the Rumanian Government has ordered the nationalization of all schools in the land, the ORT will be permitted to continue to operate its schools and training centers independently, George Stroe, head of the Rumanian ORT, announced here today. The Rumanian Government gave the ORT schools special status because the Jews are in great need of vocational training, Stroe said, adding that the government plans to issue a law giving the ORT complete charge of all Jewish retraining centers in the country. To avoid a clash in jurisdiction with the government schools, the ORT will offer its facilities only to students who are not eligible — because of age or previous education — for attendance in one of the regular government educational institutions.

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