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Visiting the International Workers Order Cemetery

lawrencebush
September 12, 2013
A high holiday visit to the tombstones of Jewish radicals, from the International Workers Order/Jewish People's Fraternal Organization cemetery on Long Island. [caption id="attachment_20967" align="alignright" width="225"]Paul (Peysakh) Novick, longtime editor of the Morning Freiheit. Paul (Peysakh) Novick, longtime editor of the Morning Freiheit.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_20965" align="alignleft" width="300"]Morris U. Schappes, editor of Jewish Currents for more than 40 years, and his wife Sonya Morris U. Schappes, editor of Jewish Currents for more than 40 years, and his wife Sonya[/caption] [caption id="attachment_20966" align="aligncenter" width="225"]Chaim Zhitlowsky, Yiddishist and social theorist Chaim Zhitlowsky, Yiddishist and social theorist[/caption] [caption id="attachment_20968" align="alignleft" width="225"]Yuri Suhl, poet, writer, author of "They Fought Back," and his wife Isabelle Yuri Suhl, poet, writer, author of "They Fought Back," and his wife Isabelle[/caption] [caption id="attachment_20964" align="alignright" width="225"]Isaac Raboy, novelist and story writer, 1882-1944 Isaac Raboy, novelist and story writer, 1882-1944[/caption] [caption id="attachment_20969" align="alignleft" width="300"]Sam Pevzner, longtime head of the Jewish People's Fraternal Order, and his wife Faye. Sam Pevzner, longtime head of the Jewish People's Fraternal Order, and his wife Faye.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_20970" align="alignright" width="300"]Elsie Suller, longtime director of Camp Kinderland, and her husband Chaim Suller, longtime managing editor of the Morning Freiheit Elsie Suller, longtime director of Camp Kinderland, and her husband Chaim Suller, longtime managing editor of the Morning Freiheit[/caption] [caption id="attachment_20975" align="aligncenter" width="225"]Martin Birnbaum, Yiddish poet, shule teacher Martin Birnbaum, Yiddish poet, shule teacher[/caption] [caption id="attachment_20977" align="alignleft" width="225"]Clara Lemlich, leader of the Uprising of the 20,000, lifelong labor activist Clara Lemlich, leader of the Uprising of the 20,000, lifelong labor activist[/caption] [caption id="attachment_20976" align="alignright" width="225"]Moissaye Olgin, founding editor of the Morning Freiheit Moissaye Olgin, founding editor of the Morning Freiheit[/caption] [caption id="attachment_20971" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Jerry Trauber, who created the great majority of these tombstones. Jerry Trauber, who created the great majority of these tombstones.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_20991" align="alignleft" width="225"]Bessie Sayet, grandmother of JC editor Lawrence Bush, who based his novel BESSIE: A Novel of Love and Revolution, on her life. Bessie Sayet, grandmother of JC editor Lawrence Bush, who based his novel BESSIE: A Novel of Love and Revolution, on her life.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_20982" align="alignright" width="300"]Entranceway to the IWO burying ground. Entranceway to the IWO burying ground.[/caption]