National Groups in America: National Group Policy of IWO (Preservation Copy)
- National Groups in America: National Group Policy of IWO (Preservation Copy)
- International Workers’ Order (IWO) and Jewish People's Fraternal Order (JPFO)
- Black Jewish Relations
Exhibit and Collection Highlights
- International Workers Order National Executive Committee
- New York, New York, United States
- Address (Creator):
- 80 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York
- International Workers Order
- Bx 17, ff3 [pencilled in]
- Work Type:
political ideologies and attitudes
- Postwar Jewish Unity
IWO JPFO Organizational History
The Jewish Question
Nazism and Fascism
Postwar Jewish Culture- U.S.
Postwar Order and Social Contract
Black Jewish Relations
African Americans- Civil Rights
Fraternal Orders- Lodges, Activities
- 6 pages. Translated Summary. Outline explains American history as "multi-national," based on the arrival of 1) immigrants looking to avoid persectution and/or improve economic conditions, and 2) forced slave populations. Names national groups and lists their contributions to America. Explains their connection to IWO fraternal societies in section "Fraternal order built in national group communities" in terms of need for mutual aid and cultural support. Connects back to "I am an American Day" campaign. Sam (Shimson Milgrom) is quoted extensively including in the discussion of Anglo-Saxon superiority that notes that Negroes and Jews are "special targerts" of persecution with Negroes suffering from Jim Crow, active racism and discrimination. Discusses failure of melting pot as "enforced [compulsory] assimilation" due to "the forces of reaction" and contrasts the strength of diversity. Mentions Hugo Gellert, Albert Einstein, Paul Robeson, Arturo Rodzinski, Zlatko Blatakovic, Louis Adamic, and Pietro Donato as exemplars for their contributions.
- Written after June 1947 Seventh Convention; mentions objectives for 1948 membership campaign
- 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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