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Finding aid for the National Committee to Aid Victims of German Fascism records 6066
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Description
Letters, documents, leaflets, clippings created by the National Committee to Aid Victims of German Fascism in New York in 1933. Organized by Workers International Relief in 1933 following the accession to power of Adolf Hitler in Germany, its aim was to mobilize the free world and raise funds to save people being persecuted by the Nazis.
Background
The National Committee to Aid Victims of German Fascism was organized by Workers International Relief, an adjunct to the international Communist Party, following the rise to power of Adolf Hitler in Germany. The goal was to raise enough funds to save the maximum amount of persecuted individuals in Nazi Germany. The Executive Secretary of the Committee was Alfred Wagenknecht, an American Marxist activist and political functionary. He is best remembered for having played a critical role in the establishment of the American Communist Party in 1919 as a leader of the Left Wing Section of the Socialist Party. Wagenknecht served as Executive Secretary of the Communist Labor Party of America and the United Communist Party of America in 1919 and 1920, respectively.
Extent
0.21 Linear Feet 1 box
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
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