- International Workers’ Order (IWO) and Jewish People's Fraternal Order (JPFO)
- Cold War
- Work Type:
- manuscripts (document genre)
- World War II Holocaust, Warsaw Ghetto
Nazism and Fascism
- 2 pages. Headed with the word INSERT. Written very neatly as though to be delivered as part of a speech. Translated Summary: Begins, "Because of this one's blood runs cold when exactly one year after the Warsaw [Ghetto] Uprising, the memory of the fallen is sullied by this hateful decision carried out against Jewish soldiers in the Polish army, who could no longer stand the antisemitism and discrimination..." and ends, "... Jews must be allowed to fight against their enemies in whatever allied army they want."
- This speech was presumably written as a response to the request (and punishment) of 200 Jewish soliders who asked to transfer from the Polish army directly into the British army due to anti-Semitism.
- 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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