ORT Photograph collection.
Extent and Medium
ca. 2 l.m.
Scope and Content
The “ORT Photograph collection”, a part of the larger American ORT records collection, contains several folders with photographs depicting ORT activities in Belgium. We note the following folders, often holding several pictures: nr. 1004 “Offices of the Committee for Assistance to Jewish Refugees” (Brussels, pre-1940), nr. 1005 “Feeding refugees at the Committee for Assistance to Jewish Refugees” (Brussels, pre-1940), nr. 1006 “Shabbos in Joint Distribution Committee-supported home” (1947), nr. 1007 “Students at work in trade school” (Antwerp, post-1945), nr. 1008 “Children’s home maintained by Joint Distribution Committee” (1948), nr. 1009 “ORT agricultural training farm” (Kessel-Lo, post-1945), nr. 1009.01 “Brussels ORT Center” (1948), nr. 1009.02 “Brussels ORT Center” (1950) and nr. 1010 “Professional schools of ORT Belgium” (Brussels, ca. 1951). Folder nr. 1471.02 contains pictures of i.a. the Belgian United Nations delegation at the First International ORT exhibition (New York, 1949).
A comprehensive finding aid is available online at http://findingaids.cjh.org/?pID=2010287 .
The EHRI project, in cooperation with the National Archives of Belgium, selected Holocaust-relevant archival descriptions from the finding aid G. DESMET & P. FALEK-ALHADEFF, P.-A. TALLIER (dir.), Bronnen voor de geschiedenis van de Joden en het Jodendom in België (19de-20ste eeuw) - Sources pour l'histoire des populations juives et du judaïsme en Belgique (19e-20e siècles), Brussel, Algemeen Rijksarchief, 2015. Please note that this guide focuses on Belgium-related archival materials in the respective descriptions.
This archival description was created in the framework of the cooperation between EHRI and the Yerusha project.