Joseph Hartmatz


Joseph Harmatz was Director General and CEO of World ORT in the 1980s-1990s and was a partisan who was regarded as a hero of Lithuania’s resistance movement against the Nazis.

His wife, Gina, escaped Nazi persecution in western Europe in the 1930s and 1940s before settling in Israel. She was renowned for her graciousness and the importance she placed on family relationships and concern for the welfare of others.