Fonds 1300 - Solomon Michoels and Itzik Feffer Fonds

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Solomon Michoels and Itzik Feffer Fonds

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CA JPL-A 1300

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  • 1943 (Creation)
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    Mikhoels, Solomon , 1890-1948
  • 1943 (Creation)
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    Feffer, Itzik, 1900-1952

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Contains 0.04m of textual records, 21 photographs and 6 negatives.

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(1890-1948)

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Solomon Mikhoels was a Latvian born Soviet Jewish actor and the artistic director of the Moscow State Jewish Theater. Mikhoels served as the chairman of the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee during World War II.

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(1900 -1952)

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Itzik Feffer, also Fefer was a Soviet Yiddish poet executed on the Night of the Murdered Poets during Joseph Stalin's purges.

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The fonds contains a scrapbook cataloguing the 1943 North American fundraising tour of Prof. Solomon Michoels and Lt. Col. Itzik Fefer, Soviet Delegates to the United States and Canada and members of the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee of the Soviet Republics, to bolster support for the Soviet war effort.

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  • English
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  • Yiddish

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    This description was produced by Reference Archivist Veronica Della Foresta on February 16th, 2023.

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