Sholem Asch and Joe Brainin Membership Renewal Letter, July 1946 (correspondence)
- Sholem Asch and Joe Brainin Membership Renewal Letter, July 1946 (correspondence)
- International Workers’ Order (IWO) and Jewish People's Fraternal Order (JPFO)
- Culture Front
- Asch, Sholem, 1880-1957
Brainin, Joe (Joseph)
- Creator (Yiddish):
- אַש, שלום
- New York, New York, United States
- Address (Creator):
- 119 West 57th Street, New York 19, New York
- American Committee of Jewish Writers, Artists and Scientists
- Mailed 10/23/46 Application for Memberships. G. Sandler; J. M.
- Work Type:
- business letters
political ideologies and attitudes
violence concentration camps
- Fellow Travellers
Postwar Jewish Unity
Culture Front- Publishing, Science
Postwar Order and Social Contract
Postwar Jewish Culture- U.S., Abroad
The Jewish Committee for Artists & Scientists [Committee of Jewish Artists, Writers and Scientists]
Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee of the USSR (JAFC)
- Signed Shloem Asch, President; Joseph Brainin, Acting Chairman. Translated Summary: [Your] Membership in the Jewish Writer's Committee is in need of renewal. In the first rank of their work has been the Black Book, recording the Jewish accusations against the Nazis, which has been publicly presented to important leaders with great ceremony, and distributed to congressmen, priests, judges, professors, etc. Points also to their monthly journal, "Aynkayt". Future plans include a book about Jewish heroism in World War II, and a literary almanac including the best Yiddish writers in the U.S. and the Soviet Union. According to the letterhead, JPFO leaders Rubin Saltzman, Gedalia Sandler, Paul Novick, and Albert E. Kahn serve on the Executive Committee of the American Committee of Jewish Writers, Artists and Scientists.
- 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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