A Call for Help
A Hilf Ruf
אַ הילף רוף
- Title (English):
- A Call for Help
- Title (Yiddish Romanized):
- A Hilf Ruf
- Title (Yiddish):
- אַ הילף רוף
- International Workers’ Order (IWO) and Jewish People's Fraternal Order (JPFO)
- Culture Front
Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee
World War II Jewish Tanks and Poems
- Leavitt, S.
- לעוויט, סעדיה
- Youkelson, Rubin
- Jewish-American Section, I.W.O.
- Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States
New York, New York, United States
- ID Number:
- File Name:
- Address (recipient):
- 35 East 12th Street, New York, New York
- Address (creator):
- 6936 South Park, Chicago, Illinois
- Call for Help
- Work Type:
tanks (military vehicles)
- World War II Holocaust
World War II Homefront
War Effort, Fundraising: Culture Front - Poetry
Original Literary Work
Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee of the USSR (JAFC)
- Translated Summary: A nine-verse tank poem in response to a call for poems about the JPFO Ordn's response to the Soviet call for help. The first verse, roughly: "Tanks, tanks, planes, planes, Help for the Red Army, Is there a Jew in the world who has not heard, Their call for help and their pain?" Addresses are taken from the envelope. Rubin Saltzman's name is crossed out, and "Youkelson" written in. The poem is signed Sadie(?) סעדיה Leavitt, but an address given is for a Sam Leavitt in a different hand: 4840 North Sacramento Avenue, Chicago, Illinois.
- 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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