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Finding aid for the National Committee to Aid Victims of German Fascism records 6066
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  • Historical note
  • Scope and Contents
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition
  • Arrangement

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: USC Libraries Special Collections
    Title: National Committee to Aid Victims of German Fascism records
    creator: National Committee to Aid Victims of German Fascism (U.S.)
    creator: Wagenknecht, Alfred
    Identifier/Call Number: 6066
    Physical Description: 0.21 Linear Feet 1 box
    Date (inclusive): 1933
    Abstract: 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.

    Historical note

    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.

    Scope and Contents

    The collection contains original documents from the National Committee to Aid Victims of German Fascism. These include letters (many from Alfred Wagenknecht), documents, and telegrams, items are dated from the year 1933.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Advance notice required for access.

    Conditions Governing Use

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder no. or item name], National Committee to Aid Victims of German Fascism records, Collection no. 6066, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

    Acquisition

    Purchased from Eric Chaim Kline, May 14, 2014.

    Arrangement

    The materials are arranged chronologically.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Anti-fascist movements -- United States -- 20th century -- Archival resources
    Persecution -- Germany -- 20th century -- Archival resources
    Clippings
    Leaflets (printed works)
    Letters
    National Committee to Aid Victims of German Fascism (U.S.)
    Wagenknecht, Alfred
    National Committee to Aid Victims of German Fascism (U.S.) -- Archives
    Wagenknecht, Alfred -- Archives