Henri Slovès to H. Leivick and Joseph Opatoshu in Response to Letter on Culture Congress, August 1937
- Title (English):
- Henri Slovès to H. Leivick and Joseph Opatoshu in Response to Letter on Culture Congress, August 1937
- International Workers’ Order (IWO) and Jewish People's Fraternal Order (JPFO)
- Conferences, Conventions, Meetings
Popular Front Years
- Slovès, Henri (Chaim)
- סלאוועס, ח
- Leivick, H., 1888-1962
Opatoshu, Joseph, 1886-1954
- IKUF/YKUF, Alveltlekher Yiddishn Kultur Farband
- Paris, Ville de Paris, Département de, Île-de-France, France
- ID Number:
- File Name:
- Address (creator):
- Union de la Culture Juive, 84 Rue Beaubourg, Paris 3, France
- Work Type:
- Yiddish (language)
political ideologies and attitudes
- Culture Front- Conferences, Publishing, Literature, Poetry
Nazism and Fascism
Israel, Palestine, Zionism
- Translated Summary: Concerns preparations for Jewish Culture Congress. Slovès reply to H. Leivick and J. Opatoshu letter of Aug 4 1937, insisting that the Culture Congress be delayed. Tells them the position expressed in their letter regarding the Congress is not the right one. No one would be happier than IKUF if the Congress had participation from all sides (factions) of Jewish life and from all over the world. Insists they did everything possible towards this end. They invited everyone not just to participate but to help organize it. "Who is responsible if they refuse? And why will they come if it is delayed?"
- Details of the argument may be of interest as they concern factional issues in Jewish politics. 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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