Rubin Saltzman to Henry Monsky about Request for Participation, January 1943 (correspondence)
- Rubin Saltzman to Henry Monsky about Request for Participation, January 1943 (correspondence)
- International Workers’ Order (IWO) and Jewish People's Fraternal Order (JPFO)
- Zaltsman, R. (Reʾuven) (Rubin Saltzman, Reuben Zaltzman)
- Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States
New York, New York, United States
- Address (Creator):
- 80 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York
- Monsky, Henry, 1890-1947
- Jewish-American Section, I.W.O.
- Work Type:
- business letters
political ideologies and attitudes
- American Jewish Conference
IWO JPFO Organizational History
Wartime Jewish Unity
World War II Homefront
World War II- War Effort
World War II Holocaust
Israel, Palestine, Zionism
- 3 pages. Reply to initial dismissal of the Jewish-American Section, I.W.O.'s request to participate in the American Jewish [Conference] Assembly as a national Jewish organization. Letter explains the organization of the IWO as allowing for its "National Groups" to fully participate in the anti-fascist fight as part of its "national group community." (1) Explains that the Jewish-American Section, I.W.O. participates in the Jewish Council for Russian War Relief, Red Mogen Dovid, the Federation of Jewish Charities, and the United Jewish War Effort drive as well as offers Yiddish schools and publications. Explains its organizational platform in regard to promoting a unified visible Jewish contribution to the War effort and cooperation with the Soviet Union in fighting the Axis powers. Jewish Unity, the Yishuv, and the future Unitied Nations are topics of concern. Explains that the Jewish-American Section, I.W.O is not insisting on admission per se but rather has delegated Rubin Saltzman as an observer to the Pittsburgh conference .
- 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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