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The Yiddish Gang

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Description

Di Yidishe Bande (The Jewish Gang) began in Kalisz in 1932, then moved to Łódź and Warsaw and toured Poland until World War II. Its name was an allusion to a popular Polish cabaret known as Banda (The Gang). Consisting exclusively of professional performers, Di Yidishe Bande aspired primarily to entertainment. Its directors were the actors Dovid Lederman and Zishe Kats (1892–194?); other performers included Khane Grosberg and Ayzik Rotman.
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Title

The Yiddish Gang

Description

Di Yidishe Bande (The Yiddish Gang) began in Kalisz in 1932, then moved to Łódź and Warsaw and toured Poland until World War II. Its name was an allusion to a popular Polish cabaret known as Banda (The Gang). Consisting exclusively of professional performers, Di Yidishe Bande aspired primarily to entertainment. Its directors were the actors Dovid Lederman and Zishe Kats (1892–194?); other performers included Khane Grosberg and Ayzik Rotman.

Source

RG8

Publisher

YIVO Institute for Jewish Research

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Citation

“The Yiddish Gang,” YIVO Online Exhibitions, accessed June 22, 2021, https://ataleoftwomuseums.yivo.org/items/show/2185.
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