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Writing the history of the Yiddish theater

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Writing the history of the Yiddish theater


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The founding of the Theater Museum coincided with the fiftieth anniversary or jubilee of modern Yiddish theater, founded in 1876 by the Russian-Jewish intellectual and impresario, Avrom Goldfadn. In 1926, efforts were well underway to write the history of the theater. This effort included the work of the editor of the Encyclopedia of the Modern Yiddish Theater, Zalmen Zylbercweig (center).




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