Rafal Gerber and Nachman Blumental to Rubin Saltzman about Accompanying Exhibition Material for New York, June 1948 (correspondence)
- Rafal Gerber and Nachman Blumental to Rubin Saltzman about Accompanying Exhibition Material for New York, June 1948 (correspondence)
- International Workers’ Order (IWO) and Jewish People's Fraternal Order (JPFO)
- Culture Front
Exhibit and Collection Highlights
Postwar Reconstruction and Relief
- Gerber, Rafał
- Creator (Yiddish):
- גערבער, רפאל
- Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland
New York, New York, United States
- Address (Creator):
- Tłomackie 5, Warszawa, dn Poland
- Zaltsman, R. (Reʾuven) (Rubin Saltzman, Reuben Zaltzman)
- Jewish Historical Institute of the Central Committee of Jews in Poland (CŻKH); Żydówski Instytut Historyczny przy CKŻP Centralny Komitet Żydów w Polsce
- Work Type:
- business letters
political ideologies and attitudes
- Culture Front- Exhibit
Postwar Reconstruction and Relief Work- Culture, Children, Publishing, Warsaw Ghetto, Poland
World War II Holocaust
Postwar Jewish Culture- U.S., Abroad
Nazism and Fascism
Postwar Order and Social Contract
- In Yiddish. Letter, sent June, received July 1948. Translated Summary: Gerber and Blumenthal from CŻKH describe material sent for JPFO exhibition on post-War Jewish life in Poland as "In accord with the promises of our directorate to send duplicates of all exhibits that we have displayed in our museum". Lists photographs, photocopies, a complete set of ghetto-gelt (money) from Lodz, armbands with Jewish star. Will help inform the wider American public of the crimes of Hitlerism, and the resistance of Polish Jewry. Reply from Saltzman sent July 26 acknowledges receipt and describes plans for exhibit. Promises to promote the Central Committee's Jewish Historical Institute CŻKH work [and implicitly that of the CKŻP, Centralny Komitet Żydów w Polsce] along with the display.
- The material from Poland shows post-war conditions and JPFO fund raising and relief efforts.
- 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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