Letters, documents, leaflets, clippings created by the National Committee to Aid Victims of German Fascism in New York in
1933. Organized by Workers International Relief in 1933 following the accession to power of Adolf Hitler in Germany, its
aim was to mobilize the free world and raise funds to save people being persecuted by the Nazis.
The National Committee to Aid Victims of German Fascism was organized by Workers International Relief, an adjunct to the international
Communist Party, following the rise to power of Adolf Hitler in Germany. The goal was to raise enough funds to save the maximum
amount of persecuted individuals in Nazi Germany. The Executive Secretary of the Committee was Alfred Wagenknecht, an American
Marxist activist and political functionary. He is best remembered for having played a critical role in the establishment of
the American Communist Party in 1919 as a leader of the Left Wing Section of the Socialist Party. Wagenknecht served as Executive
Secretary of the Communist Labor Party of America and the United Communist Party of America in 1919 and 1920, respectively.
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