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23 March to 15 July 2012 Jewish Migrants from Eastern Europe in the 1920s

Bleibtreustr. 34/35


Building with a white façade, stores and trees in front
Bleibtreustrasse in 2012 © Jewish Museum Berlin, photo: Gelia Eisert

Statement by the researcher Alexander Ivanov

»Bleibtreustrasse 34/35: between 1921 and 1926 this building was home to the headquarters of the ORT Union, an international non-profit organization devoted to promoting the skilled trades and agricultural labor among Jews. I was quite moved when I stood in front of the building for the first time. You can still find many traces of ORT’s history in Berlin – while reading the Yiddish and Russian magazines in the State Library, for example, or when visiting the Jewish Museum Berlin and the Political Archive of the Foreign Office.«

Alexander Ivanov is a guest researcher from St. Petersburg who is currently participating in the project “Charlottengrad and Scheunenviertel” at the Free University of Berlin.