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Stories from the ORT Archive

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We have photographs from creators all over the world, going back to the 1920s.

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Alongside photographers, ORT also has many photographs taken by various studios. 


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.

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The ORT La Roche Training Farm

Agricultural training for Jewish refugees in France during the war and beyond.

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Maritime Marseilles

Maritime training at ORT France’s Marseilles school.

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High Flyers in Rome

Jewish aviation in Rome after WWII – preparing for careers as pilots in the new State of Israel.

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ORT in the Warsaw Ghetto

The moving story of ORT’s continued work against the odds in the Warsaw Ghetto.

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The story of the Joseph Hertz

A unique programme for young survivors in maritime skills aboard a dedicated ship on the Thames.