A Tale of Two Museums
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Yiddishe Bande Troupe in NYC, advertisement

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Title

Yiddishe Bande Troupe in NYC, advertisement

Subject

Songs

Description

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.

Source

RG8

Publisher

YIVO Institute for Jewish Research

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Citation

“Yiddishe Bande Troupe in NYC, advertisement,” YIVO Online Exhibitions, accessed March 1, 2021, https://ataleoftwomuseums.yivo.org/items/show/2213.
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