Correspondence, 1941-1955; copies of letters from John Tracy Ellis, 1927-1970, and of a memoir by Ellis; sermons and writings by Cardinal; correspondence, minutes, and printed material from such organizations as NCCJ, 1940s-1950s, Catholic Youth Organization (CYO), 1943-1954, and Sheil School, 1943-1954
Robinson first discusses his father, who was an early Jewish citizen of Centralia, settling there in 1903 and opening a clothing business in 1906. Robinson also names other Centralia-Chehalis area Jewish merchants. He tells of building the Centrailia temple, which was dedicated in 1930, and describes the Centralia-Chehalis Jewish community in the 1920s and 1930s. He relates his experiences being stationed in Iceland during World War II. Robinson discusses the Centralia-area Silver Shirts, Ku Klux Klan, and instances of anti-Semitism he's encountered. He also briefly mentions his wife and other family members
The collection contains the correspondence, research materials, and publications of Joshua Hochstein, primarily on the Jewish communities in Latin America, Spain and Portugal, Jewish life and practices, branches of Christianity, Latin-American affairs, Jewish-Christian relations, Jewish history and culture, Sephardic Jewry, Jewish women, and the Yiddish language. It also includes materials related to Hochstein's involvement with the United States Office of Education and its inter-American activities, with the United Nations regarding its initiative to start a United Nations High School, and with the Pan-American Student League of New York. Hochstein's correspondence with leaders of various faiths about religious issues is also included
Chronology of anti-Jewish legislation and other measures by the Nazis in several European countries, 1933-1945. Includes Germany, Austria, Italy, Hungary, Serbia, Slovakia, Poland, Bohemia-Moravia, Luxembourg, Netherlands, France, Occupied France, Vichy France, Belgium, Norway, Danzig, Latvia, USSR, Greece, Yugoslavia, Lithuania, and Denmark. Photocopy of typescript. Marked "Confidential.".
The collection primarily consists of materials relating to Brafman's work for Soviet Jewry and his interest and involvement in Middle East affairs. There are also items relating to his involvement with other Jewish organizations, in particular with a vocational training institute for Jewish youth, as well as some of his business records, writings, and other personal materials. Of particular interest are photographs from the World Herut Conference (1960), many of which picture Brafman with Menachem Begin
Larry Gittleson, a Cambridge, Wisconsin resident, discusses his service as a dog handler in the 26th Infantry Scout Dog Platoon during the Korean War. Gittleson was born in Brooklyn, New York and moved to Chicago at the age of eighteen. He describes being drafted by the Army in 1952 and initially seeking to be classed as a conscientious objector. Gittleson reveals he was opposed to killing, especially "after the carnage and the Holocaust of World War II." He explains, however, that the Army required conscientious objectors to list what religious faiths or specific religious leaders had influenced their thinking. Gittleson listed Emerson, Thoreau and Gandhi--which was not met with approval from the Army. Succumbing to the Army's pressure, Gittleson joined but requested a post as a medic or typist. Again, the Army did not oblige. Gittleson describes at length both his basic training and his Advanced Infantry Training at Camp Atterbury (Indiana) with the "Dixie Division" from ... Read More