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A high holiday visit to the tombstones of Jewish radicals, from the International Workers Order/Jewish People’s Fraternal Organization cemetery on Long Island.

Paul (Peysakh) Novick, longtime editor of the Morning Freiheit.
Paul (Peysakh) Novick, longtime editor of the Morning Freiheit.

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

Chaim Zhitlowsky, Yiddishist and social theorist
Chaim Zhitlowsky, Yiddishist and social theorist

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

Isaac Raboy, novelist and story writer, 1882-1944
Isaac Raboy, novelist and story writer, 1882-1944

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.

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

Martin Birnbaum, Yiddish poet, shule teacher
Martin Birnbaum, Yiddish poet, shule teacher

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

Moissaye Olgin, founding editor of the Morning Freiheit
Moissaye Olgin, founding editor of the Morning Freiheit

 

Jerry Trauber, who created the great majority of these tombstones.
Jerry Trauber, who created the great majority of these tombstones.

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.

Entranceway to the IWO burying ground.
Entranceway to the IWO burying ground.