Louis Levine to Rubin Saltzman Thanking him for JPFO Contribution, August 1945 (correspondence)
- Louis Levine to Rubin Saltzman Thanking him for JPFO Contribution, August 1945 (correspondence)
- International Workers’ Order (IWO) and Jewish People's Fraternal Order (JPFO)
- Postwar Reconstruction and Relief
- Levine, Louis
- New York, New York, United States
- 80 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York
- Address (Creator):
- 5 Cedar Street, New York 5, New York
- Zaltsman, R. (Reʾuven) (Rubin Saltzman, Reuben Zaltzman)
- Jewish Council for Russian War Relief, Inc.
- Work Type:
- historical figures
political ideologies and attitudes
- World War II- War Effort
World War II Homefront
Jewish Unity- Wartime, Postwar
Nazism and Fascism
Postwar Jewish Culture- U.S., Abroad
Postwar Order and Social Contract
- 4 pages. Reports gratefully that during 1944, New York lodges of the JPFO raised $195,013.99 for Russian War Relief. Outside lodges may have contributed a comparable amount, but exact total is not available. Also thanks the JPFO for its additional contribution of $75,000 for medical and surgical equipment for the hospital in Saratow [raised from the postWar Rehabilitation and Relief Funds]. Thanks JPFO for "helping to unite American Jewry as a dynamic force for Soviet-American friendship." The Council has set a goal of $3 million for Rehabilitation work in 1945. According to the letterhead, Rubin Saltzman is serving as Associate Chairmen along with Sholem Asch, Ben Gold, B. Z. Goldberg, Stanly M. Isaacs, Rabbi Joseph Lookstein and others. Albert Einstein is still serving as Honorary Chairman along with Rabbi Stephen S. Wise. The members of the advisory board (e.g., Eddie Cantor) and Vice Chairmen are listed on the second page.
- 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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