A Tale of Two Museums
Ester Rachel Kaminska Theater Museum Collection

Membership card to the Professional Yiddish Actors' Union of Poland

mitglid2.jpg

Title

Membership card to the Professional Yiddish Actors' Union of Poland

Date

1929

Description

This is a membership card of Kalmen Ebel, a performer active in the Yiddish theater in the 1920s. The union was established in 1919, in the wake of the protection of minorities worked into the post-WWI Treaty of Versailles. "It was understood not simply as a guild, but as a "spiritual creative" ("gaystik sheferishn") organization. Exemplary of the creative struggles of the Jews in interwar Poland

Source

RG8

Publisher

YIVO Institute for Jewish Research

Rights

YIVO owns the compilation of content that is posted on this website, which consists of text, images, and/or audio, and video. However, YIVO does not necessarily own each component of the compilation. Some content is in the public domain and some content is protected by third party rights. It is the user's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other use restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in YIVO websites.

The materials on this web site may be used for personal, research and educational purposes only. Publication (including posting on the Internet and online exhibitions) or any other use without prior authorization is prohibited. Please visit https://www.yivo.org/Rights-Reproductions for more information about use of materials from this website.

YIVO has employed due diligence in seeking to identify copyright holders of the materials in this compilation. We invite any copyright owners who are not properly identified to contact us at yivomail@yivo.cjh.org.

Citation

“Membership card to the Professional Yiddish Actors' Union of Poland,” YIVO Online Exhibitions, accessed October 3, 2022, https://ataleoftwomuseums.yivo.org/items/show/2229.
Submit a transcription, translation or additional information on the song or the performer