JPFO Office to Rubin Saltzman in Warsaw about Events in Poland, July 1946 (correspondence)
- JPFO Office to Rubin Saltzman in Warsaw about Events in Poland, July 1946 (correspondence)
- International Workers’ Order (IWO) and Jewish People's Fraternal Order (JPFO)
- Conferences, Conventions, Meetings
Postwar Reconstruction and Relief
- Sandler, Gedaliah (George)
- Creator (Yiddish):
- סאנדלער, ג
- New York, New York, United States
Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland
- Address (Creator):
- 80 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York
- Zaltsman, R. (Reʾuven) (Rubin Saltzman, Reuben Zaltzman)
- Jewish Peoples Fraternal Order of the I.W.O. (U.S.)
- 7/18/46 [pencilled in]
- Work Type:
- manuscripts (document genre)
political ideologies and attitudes
- Postwar Reconstruction and Relief Work- Poland, France, Children
World War II Holocaust
Nazism and Fascism
Postwar Order and Social Contract
Postwar Jewish Culture
- In Yiddish, 2 pages. From the office, probably from Gedaliah Sandler. Translated Summary. Describes work done in response to Rubin Saltzman's call from Poland, in particular the attempt to frame the [Kielce] pogroms as the responsibility of reactionary fascists and not the people as a whole, insisting on the goodwill of the Polish government and its urgent need for support. Describes meetings, and a published pamphlet as part of those efforts. Describes the initiation of the "Million Dollar Campaign for the Rehabilitation of European Jews 1946-1947" and purchases of clothing for the children's home in Paris [Andrésy]. Personal greetings. Notes that copy of the letter has been sent to [Adam] Rayski, and to the Polonia Hotel in Warsaw. See associated correspondence about Kielce.
- Rayski is one of the founders in 1944 of CRIF (Conseil représentatif des institutions juives de France) and of the earlier Comité général de défense juive. Within two weeks of the pogrom, the IWO / JPFO response to Kielce can be seen as moving towards assigning "blame" to outside agitators (U.S., U.K, Polish Fascists) and supporting a defence of Polish Communist government.
- 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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