Open the Gates of the United States to 100,000 Homeless Jews! Let My People In!
- Open the Gates of the United States to 100,000 Homeless Jews! Let My People In!
- International Workers’ Order (IWO) and Jewish People's Fraternal Order (JPFO)
- Exhibit and Collection Highlights
Postwar Reconstruction and Relief
- National Coordinating Committee for the Admission of 100,000 Homeless Jews into the U.S.
- Washington, District of Columbia, United States
New York, New York, United States
- Address (Creator):
- 225 West 34th Street, Suite 1008, New York 1, New York
- Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972
- National Coordinating Committee for the Admission of 100,000 Homeless Jews into the U.S.; Jewish Peoples Fraternal Order of the I.W.O. (U.S.)
- Work Type:
- printed ephemera
political ideologies and attitudes
- War Refugees and Rescue
Nazism and Fascism
Postwar Order and Social Contract
World War II Holocaust
Postwar Jewish Culture- U.S.
Postwar Jewish Unity
Emma Lazarus Division
- Let My People In. Petition for 100,000 U.S. visas in support of a JPFO political campaign that is joined by a few other Jewish organizations in a National Coordinating Committee. Campaign uses Statue of Liberty graphic as symbol. The Committee supporting this action evolves by 1947 into the "National Coordinating Committee for the Admission of 100,000 Homeless Jews into the United States."
- 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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