This exhibition is devoted to ORT Lithuania, the Jewish organisation that was active in Lithuania between the two world wars. The documents and photographs that are published here for the first time show that ORT Lithuania (the Society for Promotion of Skilled Trades and Agricultural Labour among Jews in Lithuania), established in the time of the rule of Tsarist Russia, later continued its activities in independent Lithuania as well as in the southeastern part of Lithuania occupied by Poland. The exhibition illustrates the day-to-day activities of the trades courses and schools set up by ORT all over Lithuania; the vocational schools in Kaunas and Vilnius; the lives of teachers and students; and features reminiscences of fellow students and teachers. The importance of trades in the ghettos during the Holocaust, as well as the activities of World ORT nowadays all over the world and Lithuania, are also highlighted.
Establishment of ORT in Lithuania
ORT in Kaunas
In the Provinces
ORT in Vilnius
This exhibition is a collaborative project between World ORT and the Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum in Lithuania. The exhibition was held at the Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum between September 2013 and January 2014 and will later tour around Lithuania.