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Welcome to the World ORT Archive website

The World ORT Archive (WOA) exists to preserve the historical record of World ORT’s activities and to place these activities into the context of contemporary Jewish History.

ORT’s work has been carried out against the backdrop of contemporary Jewish History. Its governance, fundraising activities and operations have left a paper trail of documents and photographs that tells the story of a prominent Jewish organisation participating in the major historical events of the period. The archives include documents, reports, correspondence, films, videos and photographs that provide a valuable insight into all the organisation’s past activities.

On this site, you can browse image galleries by place or date range; learn about ORT’s history and activities in different countries; browse ORT's document collection; view highlights from our film collection; and search the documents, photos and films available in the archive.

We welcome any feedback about the website and the archive. Please email us with any comments, suggestions or to share your own ORT story and archives.