An Appeal to New England Jewry
- An Appeal to New England Jewry
- International Workers’ Order (IWO) and Jewish People's Fraternal Order (JPFO)
- Culture Front
Exhibit and Collection Highlights
Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee
World War II Jewish Tanks and Poems
- New England District Committee
- Creator (Yiddish):
- ניו ענגלאנדער דיסטריקט קאָמיטעט, א.א.א
- Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
- Address (Creator):
- 348 Little Building, Boston, MA
- Jewish-American Section, I.W.O.
- Work Type:
- graphic document genres
tanks (military vehicles)
political ideologies and attitudes
drawings (visual works)
- World War II- War Effort
World War II Homefront
Culture Front- Publishing, IWO- Journals and Publications
Wartime Jewish Unity
Nazism and Fascism
Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee of the USSR (JAFC)
- Translated Summary: Describes the appeal for one thousand tanks and five hundred bombers for the Red Army as originating in a May 24, 1942 meeting of the Anti-Fascist Committee. In Yiddish it describes the Bar Kochba tank as taking out Hitler faster; describes the bombers as wreaking revenge. Names the tanks to be bought as Bar Kokhba, Yehuda Maccabi, Haym Solomon, Baruch Spinoza and Albert Einstein. The brochure is part of the IWO/JPFO's war effort campaign to buy Jewishly named tanks for the Soviet Union to support the appeal made by the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee of the USSR (JAFC).
- 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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