H. Leivick and Joseph Opatoshu to Henri Slovès on the Culture Congress, August 1937 (correspondence)
- Title (English):
- H. Leivick and Joseph Opatoshu to Henri Slovès on the Culture Congress, August 1937 (correspondence)
- International Workers’ Order (IWO) and Jewish People's Fraternal Order (JPFO)
- Conferences, Conventions, Meetings
Popular Front Years
- Leivick, H., 1888-1962
Opatoshu, Joseph, 1886-1954
- לייוויק, ה.
- Slovès, Henri (Chaim)
- Paris, Ville de Paris, Département de, Île-de-France, France
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- File Name:
- Address (recipient):
- Union de la Culture Juive, 84 Rue Beaubourg, Paris 3, France
- Work Type:
political ideologies and attitudes
- Culture Front- Conferences, Publishing, Literature, Poetry
Nazism and Fascism
Israel, Palestine, Zionism
- Translated Summary: Concerns preparations for Jewish Culture Congress in Paris. This letter from two famous writers, H. Leivick and J. Opatoshu, to [Chaim] Slovès comes with a request to keep private. Demands that the Congress be delayed for at least half a year. Though they are writing in their own name, they also mention the support of Dr. Mukduni, David Ignatov "and we know others think similarly," including Peretz Hirshbein (Hirschbein). Leivick and Opatoshu emphasize that the Culture Congress should be on a grand scale and have the participation of all sectors (factions, parties) in Jewish life from all over the world. As of now, those not aligned with one narrow point of view are actively trying to sabotage the effort, and the world situation. Hoped that the Congress would lessen divisions, but the condition of Jews in Europe, the intensification of the Palestinian problem, critical voices re: the Soviet Union have brought divisions out more sharply... Notes: the letter is marked up with red pencil. See Slovès' reply of August 18, 1937.
- Disambiguation: this is not the Congress for Jewish Culture.
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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