What Russia Means to Us: A Speech by Albert Einstein. English Version
- Title (English):
- What Russia Means to Us: A Speech by Albert Einstein. English Version
- International Workers’ Order (IWO) and Jewish People's Fraternal Order (JPFO)
- Culture Front
Exhibit and Collection Highlights
Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee
Postwar Reconstruction and Relief
- Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955
- Jewish Council for Russian War Relief
- New York, New York, United States
- ID Number:
- File Name:
- Address (creator):
- 11 East 35th Street, Room 1001, New York, New York
- Work Type:
political ideologies and attitudes
drawings (visual works)
- World War II- War Effort, Fundraising
Culture Front- Publishing
Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee of the USSR (JAFC)
Wartime Jewish Unity
Nazism and Fascism
- Fundraising leaflet with Einstein's address from the October 25, 1942 dinner in his honor at the Hotel Commodore in New York. The Jewish Council for Russian War Relief, Inc. is part of Russian War Relief, Inc. Einstein praises Russia's scientific, technological and economic progress, reviews Russia's pre-war foreign policy, and offers some words of mitigation for the lack of internal political freedom. Implies the U.S.S.R is doing a better job of treating minority nationalities equally, which he calls, "a fact of peculiar and decisive importance for us Jews". Finally he turns to the crux of the argument, that if Russia fell, England and America would be "in a very bad way." Drawing by Morris J. Kallem.
- The Jewish Council for Russian War Relief, Inc. is part of Russian War Relief, Inc..
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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