Cigarette lighter made in ORT workshop at the Landsberg DP camp
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Gift of Harry Bagon
Id no. 652.88, Other
ORT is a vocational training organization founded in 1880 in Russia. It now (2013) operates worldwide. After the Holocaust, ORT trained tens of thousands of survivors including in Displaced Persons camps.

A student of an ORT workshop made this lighter as a gift to Harry Bagon, a US GI and Sanitation Commissioner at the Landsberg Displaced Persons camp. Bagon also taught English classes there.
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