Joseph Brainin to Rubin Saltzman aobut JPFO and Anti-Semitism, March 1947 (correspondence)
- Joseph Brainin to Rubin Saltzman aobut JPFO and Anti-Semitism, March 1947 (correspondence)
- International Workers’ Order (IWO) and Jewish People's Fraternal Order (JPFO)
- Cold War
- Brainin, Joe (Joseph)
- Niantic, New London, Connecticut, United States
New York, New York, United States
- 80 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York
- Address (Creator):
- Niantic, Connecticut
- Zaltsman, R. (Reʾuven) (Rubin Saltzman, Reuben Zaltzman)
- Jewish Peoples Fraternal Order of the I.W.O. (U.S.)
- Work Type:
political ideologies and attitudes
- Fellow Travellers
Postwar Jewish Unity
Culture Front- Publishing, Science
Postwar Order and Social Contract
Postwar Jewish Culture- U.S.
The Jewish Committee for Artists & Scientists [Committee of Jewish Artists, Writers and Scientists]
Israel, Palestine, Zionism
Nazism and Fascism
American Jewish Congress
- Letter from Joseph Brainin on necessity of JPFO actively fighting anti-Semitism, and not leaving it to the ADL or the American Jewish Congress or the American Jewish Committee. "It seems to me that it is high time that the JPFO include in its program of action an effective department to counteract anti-Semitism in this country. The Jewish defense organizations supposedly working on that front are completely intimidated by the various Washington agencies committed to an anti-communist policy. Ünder these circumstances it is infantile to expect the ADL or the American Jewish Congress and of course the American Jewish Committee to do a job against anti-semitic fascism or fascist anti-semitism....To neglect the anti-Semitic front for the sake of maintaining an illusion of unity with conservative and reactionary Jewish groups is remindful of the fatal errors committed by the ...Browder policy."
- 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.
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- 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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