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Guide to the Jacob Pat Papers
||Pat, Jacob, 1890-1966.
||Jacob Pat Papers
||Jacob Pat was a journalist, writer and activist born in Bialystok, Russian Empire,
in 1890. He served as the General Secretary of the Jewish Labor Bund's Central Association
of Yiddish Schools in Warsaw, Poland in the years preceding World War II. A fund-raising
trip in the fall of 1938 brought Jacob Pat to the United States where he was compelled
to remain due to the war. He then devoted his efforts to anti-Nazi activity and rescue
work and became the Executive Secretary of the Jewish Labor Comittee, a position he
held until his retirement in 1963. He also served as a member of the Delegation of
the Jewish Labor Bund to the U.S., and as a chairman of the Congress of Jewish Culture.
These papers include correspondence, essays, writings, and photographs, in particular
material pertaining to Pat's work with the Jewish Labor Committee.
||2.5 linear feet in 2 record cartons, 1 manuscript box and 1 oversize folder.
|Language of Materials note:
||Materials are in English, Yiddish and Hebrew.