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(Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, Jewish Labor Committee Collection.)

World Labor Athletic Carnival poster, 1936

Organized by the Jewish Labor Committee to counter the World Olympics Nazi Germany hosted in Berlin as a showcase of fascist strength. As fascists seized power in Europe, New York City unionists mobilized against them on the home front. The Jewish Labor Committee, founded in 1934 by the needle trades unions, the Arbeiter Ring (Workmen's Circle) fraternal organization, and the Jewish Daily Forward, worked tirelessly to educate Americans about the dangers of Nazi power and to save the lives of its intended victims.

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