Defense of Democracy Page A
- Defense of Democracy Page A
- International Workers’ Order (IWO) and Jewish People's Fraternal Order (JPFO)
- ca. 1941
- New York, New York, United States
- Address (Creator):
- 80 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York
- International Workers Order (IWO)
- Work Type:
- political campaigns
political ideologies and attitudes
- Soviet Union
IWO JPFO Organizational History
IWO JPFO- Reports, Meetings, and Conferences
Fraternal Orders- Lodges, Activities
Nazism and Fascism
- 1 page. Heavily edited draft by Max Bedacht or Herbert Benjamin “on need to defend democracy and "efficient use to keep democracy from rusting." "Only the defense of democracy will eventually give the American people their much needed social security." Written due to Dies Committee and Rapp-Coudert Committee investigations of Communists from 1940-1942 including at City College. Presumably written by Herbert Benjamin, then IWO Executive Secretary and author of “Our Plan for Plenty.” Another possibility is that it is authored by Max Bedacht.
- The Jewish People’s Fraternal Order was the largest ‘national’ section of the International Workers Order (IWO) which focused on cultural awareness and celebration, mutual support especially in health insurance coverage, and anti-fascist activities. The IWO also gave particular emphasis to supporting the rights and interests of African Americans. Documents include language and representations which comprise the historical record and should not be interpreted to mean that Cornell University or its staff endorse or approve of negative representations or stereotypes presented.
- Cite As:
- International Workers Order (IWO) Records #5276. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.
- Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Martin P. Catherwood Library, Cornell University
- Archival Collection:
- International Workers Order (IWO) Records, 1915-2002 (KCL05276)
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