Saltzman talk held on the 4th of April. Capitol Hotel
Saltzman rede opgehaltn dem 4tn April. Kepitol Hotel.
זאלצמאן רעדע אָפּגעהאלטן דעם 4טן אפּריל קעפיתאָל האָטעל
- Title (English):
- Saltzman talk held on the 4th of April. Capitol Hotel
- Title (Yiddish Romanized):
- Saltzman rede opgehaltn dem 4tn April. Kepitol Hotel.
- Title (Yiddish):
- זאלצמאן רעדע אָפּגעהאלטן דעם 4טן אפּריל קעפיתאָל האָטעל
- International Workers’ Order (IWO) and Jewish People's Fraternal Order (JPFO)
- Cold War
Black Jewish Relations
- Zaltsman, R. (Reʾuven) (Rubin Saltzman, Reuben Zaltzman)
- זאלצמאן, ר
- New York, New York, United States
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- File Name:
- Address (creator):
- Capitol Hotel 834 - 836 Eighth Avenue, New York, New York
- Work Type:
- manuscripts (document genre)
political ideologies and attitudes
courts (judicial bodies)
- Trial and Testimony
Cold War- Red Scare, Jewish Community, First Amendment, Fifth Amendment, IWO Legal Issues
IWO JPFO Organizational History
Communist Party, USA
IWO Legal Issues
IWO JPFO Reports
Membership- Benefits, Insurance, Political Issues
Fraternal Orders- Lodges, Activities
Black Jewish Relations
African Americans- Civil Rights
Nazism and Fascism
- In Yiddish. 19 pages. Translated Summary. Heavily redacted speech recounting Rubin Saltzman's court testimony. At issue is the status of the IWO as a ‘fraternal organization’. Reviews the Ordn's history and founding, describes membership growth, cultural contributions, etc. Changes in the ideological program from 30s to 50s. Other activities and concerns including fighting Jim Crow laws, social insurance for their members. Addresses organization's relationship to USSR, advocacy of friendship between US and USSR, and its importance for world peace. Asked point blank whether he was a Communist, his refusal to answer was because the law may not hold inquisitions or pry into people’s private beliefs. Compares being a communist in the US under the Smith Act to being required to wear the yellow star in Hitler’s Germany, and the pride shown by martyrs in wearing it.
- Typed with numerous strikethroughs and handwritten insertions. Bears the marks of previous revisions and reorganizations. In sections. Many pages have several different page numbers struck through.
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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