Nochem Weisman to Rubin Youkelson about Poem, July 1942 (correspondence)
- Nochem Weisman to Rubin Youkelson about Poem, July 1942 (correspondence)
- International Workers’ Order (IWO) and Jewish People's Fraternal Order (JPFO)
- Weisman, Nochem, 1894-1944
- Creator (Yiddish):
- ווייסמאן, נחום
- New York, New York, United States
Sylvan Lake, Dutchess, New York, United States
- 80 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York
- Address (Creator):
- Camp Kinderland, Sylvan Lake, New York
- Youkelson, Rubin
- Camp "Kinderland" (Hopewell Junction, N.Y.)
- Work Type:
- manuscripts (document genre)
political ideologies and attitudes
- Culture Front- Yiddish, Publishing, Poetry
World War II Homefront
Wartime Jewish Unity
Recreational Camps- Camp Kinderland
- Translated Summary: Letter by Nochem Weisman (Nachum Vaysman) appears to have accompanied the verse "I Am An American." Thanks Youkelson for giving such a fine placement to his poem about July 4th. He is now enclosing "a very useful poem", "tsum Shabes." The letter is sent from Camp Kinderland.
- Shabes is spelled phonetically rather than in the traditional Hebrew spelling. The expression appears to be similar to an expression [farvos? far Shabes] that means "don't ask why", or just for the heck of it."
- 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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