A Tale of Two Museums
Ester Rachel Kaminska Theater Museum Collection

The Theater Museum Collection as a Time Capsule of Jewish Life

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The Theater Museum Collection as a Time Capsule of Jewish Life




YIVO grew the holdings of their Theater Museum Collection into a virtual treasure trove of historical information. It grew to include items from Yiddish-language performance that predate the establishment of the Yiddish theater as a modern form, as well as documents spanning a wide geographic range, including North America, Europe, South Africa, South America, and even Cairo, Egypt.

Theater poster from a production of Shalom Asch's Der gloybn (Faith) in Argentina, 1925.




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