The History of the Yiddish Theatre


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Maurice Schwartz
Great Artists
Series: Maurice Schwartz and
the Yiddish Art Theatre

Lives in the Yiddish Theatre:
Tributes to a Bygone Era

The Remarkable
Zalmen Zylbercweig
Scene from 'The Dybbuk,' 1926
The Habima
in New York
Luba Kadison
Kadison, Buloff &
the Vilna Troupe
Joseph Buloff
Joseph Buloff:
An Appreciation

Harry Jordan, Yiddish actor
Lives in the
Yiddish Theatre:
Harry Jordan
Boris Thomashefsky, 1924-5
Pictorial Library
of the
Yiddish Theatre
Liza Barska Fischer, actress in the Warsaw Yiddish Theatre
Yiddish Theatre
in Europe:
 The Fischer Family
Rakhi Berman and Rokhl Antupitska in "Shlomo Molkho," 1946
After the War:
The MIKT Troupe
David Pinski, Yiddish playwright
Great Artists Series:
David Pinski,
Yiddish Playwright
Boris Aronson
Life and Death of a
Yiddish Art Theatre

Cabin in Grine Felder Writer's Colony, Catskills, New York
Grine Felder:
A Place in
the Country

Zuni Maud


My Father,
Maurice Schwartz
Yiddish was one of the few pan-European languages spoken before the second World War. It imbued nearly every aspect of Jewish life and culture.

The way in which the Jewish people have expressed themselves artistically and creatively, from the first 'Purim Shpiele' to today, will stand forever as a rich representation and repository of Jewish thought and the spirit of its soul.....

Here is a complete listing of all material found within the Museum's Yiddish World:


Zylbercweig's "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre"
Index of Translated Biographies

* Yiddish Theatre in Europe *
Lives in the Yiddish Theatre
The Fischers of Warszawa  

Luba Fischer
Anka Fischer

Luba Kadison
The Vilna Troupe

Children of the Yiddish Theatre
Der Grodner Operetn Trupa
The Yiddish Actors of Krakow

The Habima Theatre Troupe
The Maccabee Drama Club of Rakishok
A Yakov Gordin Play in Kurenets
"The Eternal Jew" in Lebedevo
"Mirele Efros" in Nowy Sacz
Moliere's "L'Avare" in Pinsk
A Yiddish Play in Shavli
The Drama Club of Smorgon
"Shlomo Charlatan" in Volozhin

Moshe Axelrad, Yiddish Actor
Eliyahu Goldenberg

Yung Vilne ("Young Vilnius")

After the War
The Minchener Jidiszer Kleinkunst Teater (MIKT) troupe

Origins of the Yiddish Theatre:
Dem Purim Shpiele

The Yiddish Society: Lovers of Art and Theatre


* Yiddish Theatre in North America *


Greats of the Yiddish Stage
Placards from the Yiddish Theatre

Once Upon a Kingdom: The Life of Maurice Schwartz...
Maurice Schwartz and the Yiddish Art Theatre
David Pinski, Yiddish Playwright   
Kadison, Buloff and the Vilna Troupe   
Joseph Buloff: An Appreciation
 "Yoshe Kalb", Yiddish Art Theatre, 1932
The Habima in New York

Grine Felder: A Place in the Country
The Modjacot Marionette Theatre
The Life & Death of a Yiddish Art Theatre

The Hebrew Actors Union

The Yiddish Actors' Union (1903)
The Yiddish Theatre Houses
Lando Theatre in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Littman's Peoples Theatre in Detroit, Michigan
Newark's 3rd Ward Yiddish Theatre

Newspaper Articles

Classic and Romantic Drama in East Side Jargon
Yiddish Actors in Clover: They Are Thrifty and Have a Union to Protect Them
Seen on the Yiddish Rialto
Yiddish Drama on Broadway: Bertha Kalich and "The Kreutzer Sonata"

Histrionism Stirs the East...Promise of an Open Shop Theatre
East Side Drama: What the People Like--Andreyev's "Anathema"

Benefits and Testimonials
Testimonial for Samuel Solomon and Harry Jordan


The Catskills
Grine Felder: A Place in the Country
Julie Oshins, a Catskills Tummler


Lives in the Yiddish Theatre
Harry Jordan, Actor

William Siegel and Vera Gordon

Group Photographs
B. Thomashefsky w. Gertner's Theatrical Troupe, Chicago
Theatre Party, Chicago
Wedding Scene, Cleveland

Movie Reviews
Yidl mitn Fidl (1936)

Yiddish Music
"Das Lebedige Yisoimele" from "Blind Love"

Josef Schmidt, Lyric Tenor

Yiddish Theatrical Alliance

* Pictorial Library of the Yiddish Theatre *

The Men of the Yiddish Theatre 
The Women of the Yiddish Theatre

Theatre Company, 1920
Boris Thomashefsky with Gertner Troupe, Chicago, 1924-5
Theatre Party, Chicago, 1926
Yiddish Theatre Impresarios, 1920s-30s
Unknown Yiddish Star

* The World of the Yiddish Writers *

David Pinski, Yiddish Playwright   
Biography: Szoel Frydman
"In the Polish School," by Leib Rashkin (English version)
"In the Polish School," by Leib Rashkin (Hebrew version)

Lamentations (by David Pinski)
Yung Vilne ("Young Vilnius")
Peretz Miransky
Shmerke Katsherginsk
Itzik Manger

* The Yiddish Vinkl Bookstore * 

* The Screening Room * 

"At the Crossroads: Jewish Life in Eastern Europe Today"
"Carpati: 50 Miles, 50 Years"
"Klezmer on Fish Street"
"The Last Klezmer: Leopold Kozlowski, His Life and Music"
"L'Chayim, Comrade Stalin"
"The Legacy of Jedwabne"

"More Precious than Pearls"
"Saved by Deportation: An Unknown Odyssey.."
"Secret Courage: The Walter Suskind Story" 
"Yiddish Theater: A Love Story"
"Steal a Pencil for Me"
"Where Neon Goes to Die"

"A Man From Munkács"
"The World Was Ours"
"The Tree of Life"

* Vaudeville *

The Haberman Kiddies 1923 (Toronto, Canada)
Harry Frey, the Unusual Comedian

Jews in the Entertainment Industry

What's In a Name?


My Father, Maurice Schwartz
A Visit with Bashevis

Recollections of an Usher


Yiddish Theatre









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