Fascist Field Day in Chicago (Reprint from the Nation)
- Fascist Field Day in Chicago (Reprint from the Nation)
- International Workers’ Order (IWO) and Jewish People's Fraternal Order (JPFO)
- Cold War
- Gordon, Gilbert
- Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States
New York, New York, United States
- Address (Creator):
- 1834 Broadway, New York, New York
- American Jewish Congress; The Nation
- Work Type:
- Postwar Jewish Unity
Postwar Order and Social Contract
Postwar Jewish Culture- U.S.
American Jewish Congress
Nazism and Fascism
- Article reprinted from The Nation written by Gilbert Gordon who is identified as the "regional attorney for the commission on law and social action of the American Jewish Congress in Chicago." The defendants in the January 3, 1944 Washington sedition trials were accused of supporting the Third Reich and being members of the Nazi party; the trial ended up as a mistrial. The defendants then sued the Sentinel, a Chicago Jewish newspaper for libel since the Sentinel printed a press release calling for their retrial. The article details anti-Semitism on view at the trial as seen in the defendents' remarks and publications, and calls for an end to "kid-glove gentility" in dealing with anti-Semitism. Author states "Democrats, New Dealers, Communists, Socialists, and even some Republicans are all part of the 'Jewish Communist conspiracy' to these people."
- 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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