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Fritz Flesch Papers

 Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: E-F, Box 5, Folder: 17
Identifier: LP000197
An important subject in the collection is Jewish reaction to racial policies in South Africa elections in local 142.

The Fritz Flesch Collection Consists of material on Jewish activities in South Africa and local l42, specifically: Jewish activities in South Africa; Local 142; Local 142 bylaws 1941; and Local 142 elections 1949-1950.


  • 1949 - 1952


Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.


Collection is open for research.


Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials.


.25 Linear Feet (1 folder)


Press releases, newsletters, constitution, and publicity material collected by Mr. Flesch, who was active in UAW Kaiser-Frazer Local 142 and Detroit West Side Local 174. Tine collection is concerned with labor education and principally Jewish reactions to racial policies in South African elections.


Fritz Flesch was born in Austria, April 30, 1903. While an Austrian citizen, Mr. Flesch was active in that country's Labor movement. He also served in various education and administrative posts with the Vienna Social Democratic Party.

After the Nazi takeover of Austria, Mr. Flesch was imprisoned in Dachau Concentration Gamp until 1939. He was able to make his way to England in that year and migrated to the United States in 1940. Since coming to the United States Mr. Flesch has been employed in the auto industry and has been active in the UAW, particularly locals 174 and 142. Mr. Flesch's main area of interest within the UAW has been education.


Material is arranged alphabetically arranged in 1 folder.


The papers of Fritz Flesch were deposited with the Labor History Archives in 1966 by Fritz Flesch.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by MAB on January 20, 1969.
Guide to the Fritz Flesch Papers
Processed by MAB.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

5401 Cass Avenue
Detroit MI 48202 USA