The "Forward" and the IWO
- The "Forward" and the IWO
- International Workers’ Order (IWO) and Jewish People's Fraternal Order (JPFO)
- Cold War
- Zaltsman, R. (Reʾuven) (Rubin Saltzman, Reuben Zaltzman)
- New York, New York, United States
- Address (Creator):
- 80 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York
- International Workers Order
- Box 29, ff. 21 pencilled in top left corner page 1
- Work Type:
manuscripts (document genre)
political ideologies and attitudes
- Cold War- Red Scare, Jewish Community
Postwar Jewish Culture- U.S., Abroad
Membership- Political Issues
Postwar Jewish Unity
Postwar Order and Social Contract
World War II Holocaust
Jewish Left- Arbeter Ring
- 26 pages. Paper regarding attacks on the JPFO from columns in the Jewish Daily Forward. Starts by describing the JPFO's accomplishments as a Jewish fraternal organization of 55,000 members. Accuses the Forward of helping the New York State Insurance Commission in 1950 to attack the IWO / JPFO through a variety of legal and publicity means. On May 18th, 1950 the Haley report was filed against the IWO by the New York State Insurance Commission just prior to the May 20th IWO and JPFO 20th Anniversary celebration in Madison Square Garden. Paper accuses the Forward's City Editor, Simon Weber, of testifying against an IWO leader (Dmytryshyn) at his deportation hearing. Also accuses Forward of encouraging JPFO members to leave due to legal issues. Rehearses some of the arguments from the 1920s in detail. Attacks Chanin in particular.
- Ascribed to Rubin Saltzman based on description of events of February 1926 when the Workmen's Circle was divided between "left and right" wing factions.
- 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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