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Yiddishe Bande Troupe in NYC, advertisement

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Yiddishe Bande Troupe in NYC, advertisement




This is an English-language program from a visit from Yiddish Band Company, a cabaret group based in Warsaw. The troupe visited New York in 1938. The detailed program, one of the only surviving of its kind, gives us insight into its performances, including skits that lamented and challenged the current political climate. A skit called “Two Nazis Smell a Plot” satirizes Nazi Germany while “VIENNA -Then-Now-???” laments the Anschluss or annexation of Austria by Hitler that took place the same year.




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