Rubin Saltzman to American Jewish Congress Executive Director David Petagorsky Regarding JPFO's Position on Palestine, April 1947 (correspondence)
- Rubin Saltzman to American Jewish Congress Executive Director David Petagorsky Regarding JPFO's Position on Palestine, April 1947 (correspondence)
- 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
- 1834 Broadway, New York 23, New York
- Address (Creator):
- 80 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York
- Petegorsky, David W.
- Jewish Peoples Fraternal Order of the I.W.O. (U.S.)
- AJC rz
- Work Type:
- drafts (documents)
political ideologies and attitudes
- Israel, Palestine, Zionism
Postwar Jewish Unity
Postwar Order and Social Contract
Postwar Jewish Culture- U.S.
American Jewish Congress
Cold War- Red Scare
- Two pages. Letter from the JPFO to David Petegorsky in response to Mr. Petegorsky's letter of April 23rd. Restates the JPFO's position on Palestine. The letter references two enclosed position papers previously submitted to the American Jewish Congress. Saltzman's response is that the Congress' Steering Committee does not have the right per se to interrogate the JPFO's stance but also responds: "We firmly believe that the Jewish people should have the full right to immigrate to Palestine...We are of the opinion that the American Jewish Congress and all other Jewish organizations must expedite the liquidation of these [DP] camps and it has become increasingly clear that this demands from all of us an energetic campaign to get the doors of all countries opened for Jewish immigration." One of two identically marked-up drafts: "Dr." is pencilled in before Petegorsky's name on the salutation. Two corrected copies were retained.
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- 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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