Temporary travel document in lieu of passport of Alex Frank Orkow
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Gift of Alex Frank Orkow in loving memory of Ruth and David Orkow
Id no. 1883.90, Document, French, German, English
Americans David and Ruth Orkow adopted Alex from a JDC-funded home for Jewish children in Burgl Gut, Austria. They also adopted a daughter.

The Orkows had accepted positions with the American Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) in Europe in order to adopt children.

This document carries the first visa issued under Section 3(b) of the Displaced Persons Act of 1948, which allowed the Orkows to bring their adopted son to the United States.

Discover more about this artifact and other stories from the Museum?s collection in, ?To Life: 36 Stories of Memory and Hope? http://www.pickmanmuseumshop.com/tolif36storo.html.
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