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Papers of Julius (Yudl) Levitt

Identifier: RG 2118

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Papers of Julius (Yudl) Levitt, including photographs, albums, and clippings relating to his leadership and involvement with the Forverts and Workmen’s Circle (Abraham Liessen Branch #644) in Los Angeles. Also included is correspondence with contemporaneous Yiddish world leaders such as Abraham Cahan and David Dubinsky. Family photographs include portraits as well as photographs of Levitt’s family with Socialist Party of American leader Norman Thomas.


  • Creation: 1905 - 1972


Biographical / Historical

Born in Vilna in September 1935. Immigrated first from Vilna to New York City, moved out west to Los Angeles at unknown time. Worked extensively with the Forward, Workmen’s Circle, and Socialist Party of America in Los Angeles. Became California state delegate level position in the Socialist Party of America in 1932. Married to Minnie Levitt (neé Shaffer), and father of two children, Zipporah and Vladimir Leon. Managed the L.A. Forward for 33 years. Labor leader for Jewish cloak workers in L.A. through the ILGWU. Died in California in August 1952.


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