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Draft Report Regarding Work Among National Groups
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Title
Draft Report Regarding Work Among National Groups
Work Type
historical figures
drafts (documents)
organization files
plans (reports)
proposals
political ideologies and attitudes
communism
nationalism
antisemitism
Date
1941-02-22
Location
80 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York
New York, New York, United States
Description
43 pages. Internal document with extensive markups and edits. The IWO General Executive Board debates (and amends) a resolution from the final version of this report on February 22, 1941. This draft contains much material on the "Jewish Question" and Lenin (27, 34-37) that attacks Jewish bourgeois nationalism and religion, and strongly calls for a Marxist version of Jewish assimilation. Starts with "What then is this problem of work among national groups?" "This [bourgeois] ideology is planted and maintained by continuous propaganda of a religious, racial, and many other kinds. The most universally effective kind of such propaganda is the nationalistic one." "The propagation of national culture and its autonomy... despite all good intentions of individuals and groups, divides the nation and brings the workers of one nation nearer to their bourgeoisie." (9) The draft addresses National Sections, lodges, and perhaps is formulated as somewhat of a rebuttal to a G.E.B (General Executive Board) document that described assimilation as a "nihlistic and reactionary concept." This draft connects to various proposals from this period to organize more outside of New York and focus on English speaking lodges and Districts as opposed to National Sections (10-11). Presumably written by Herbert Benjamin, then IWO Executive Secretary and author of “Our Plan for Plenty.” Another possibility is that it is authored by Max Bedacht.
English
Author is inferred
Repository
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Martin P. Catherwood Library, Cornell University
International Workers Order (IWO) Records, 1915-2002 (KCL05276)
Accession Number
49
17
ID Number
5276b49f17_01
Source
International Workers Order (IWO) Records #5276. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.
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