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Modicut Puppet Theater (1925-1935)

Modicut was a hand-puppet theater created in 1925 by artists-writers-satirists Zuni Maud and Yosl Cutler. Modicut satirized Jewish and world politics and enjoyed popularity throughout the United States and in Poland and the Soviet Union.
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Jacob Shatzky

Shatzky was born in Warsaw in 1893 and received a traditional kheder education. After working temporarily as an office clerk, he studied history and philosophy at universities in Lemberg, Vienna, Berlin and Warsaw. In 1922 he received his Ph.D. from…
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A Steady Stream of Materials

Throughout its existence, the Esther-Rachel Kaminska Theater Museum benefited and grew from a steady incoming stream of materials from collectors throughout the world. Many materials bear signatures and stamps of their "zamlers," or collectors.…
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Three acts or four: the publication of The Dybbuk in Yiddish

The Dybbuk was published for the first time in 1920 after the playwright's death.Edited by the photographer Alter Kacyzne, himself a writer and playwright, it was included in a multi-volume edition,The Collected Works of S. Y.An-ski. An-ski entrusted…
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The Vilna Troupe's Dybbuk

The Dybbuk has been referred to as the Romeo and Juliet of the Yiddish theater. Its takes place in the towns of Brinnits an Miropolye around the turn of the century. At its core is the unspoken love between Khonen, a poor, orphaned yeshiva student,…
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The Rise of Yiddish Moving Pictures

The first synchronous Yiddish-language talkie was produced in 1929, only 18 months after the first (ever) talkie,The Jazz Singer, which, remarkably, centered on the experiences of a Jewish performer. The thirties saw the accelerated growth of the…
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