I am a Jewish Child
- I am a Jewish Child
- Title (Yiddish):
- איך בין אַ יידיש קינד
- Romanized Title (Yiddish):
- Ikh bin a Yidish kind
- International Workers’ Order (IWO) and Jewish People's Fraternal Order (JPFO)
Exhibit and Collection Highlights
- Schools of the Jewish Peoples Fraternal Order
- New York, New York, United States
- Address (Creator):
- 80 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York
- Jewish Peoples Fraternal Order of the I.W.O. (U.S.). National School and Cultural Committee
- Work Type:
maps by subject
political ideologies and attitudes
drawings (visual works)
- Pedagogy- Ordn Schools (Shule)
Culture Front- Yiddish, Folk Music, Dance, Art, Literature, Publishing
Recreational Camps- Camp Kinderland
Postwar Order and Social Contract
Postwar Jewish Unity
Postwar Jewish Culture- U.S.
- Bilingual Pamphlet. Translated Summary: Argues for attendance in a Jewish school (after-School) as a way of instilling and securing a positive and "progressive" Jewish identity as well as "better prepared for his life as an American Jew." Describes JPFO curriculum which includes Jewish History; Jews the World Over; Yiddish Language (and for the older children, Hebrew); Yiddish Literature; Singing; Dancing and Art; and Social Consciousness. Describes teaching about Asser Levy with an illustration of patriots during the American Revolution. A map of Jews the world over includes workers and farmers in the Soviet Union, Palestine (Eretz Israel), with diffeent imagery for Poland, and France. A page is devoted to Camp Kinderland. Itche Goldberg most probably "delegated, dictated, and rewrote" this brochure with its post-War themes; a curricula influence from Morris Schappes is also evident.
- The use of the JPFO name places it after July 1944 and of VJ Day after August 1945. The use of Palestine place it as before May 1948.
- 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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