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Stories from the ORT Archive


The first ORT teacher training institute was opened in Anieres, Switzerland in 1949.

From Berlin to Leeds

ORT’s Berlin school was transferred to Leeds just days before the outbreak of WWII.

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Life in the Bonyhad Farm School

An agricultural school in Hungary trained Jewish farmers for a new life in Israel in 1948-1949.

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ORT Institute for Deaf Students in Casablanca

An inspiring programme preparing deaf students for independent life in 1950s-1970s Casablanca, Morocco.

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L'chaim from Bessarabia

The unknown story of Jewish vineyards and wine making in 1920s-1930s Bessarabia, Romania.

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Farming in Lithuania

Farming and home economics programmes were organised for German Jewish refugees in 1930s' Lithuania.