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The Moscow State Yiddish Theater : Jewish culture on the Soviet stage

Author: Jeffrey Veidlinger
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2000.
Series: Jewish literature and culture.; Indiana-Michigan series in Russian and East European studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This is the first book in English to trace the history of the Moscow State Yiddish Theater, founded in 1919 and liquidated by the Soviet government in 1949. Since the conventional view of the fate of Jews in Soviet Russia is that, from the beginning, the Soviet state pursued policies aimed at stamping out Jewish culture, it is surprising to learn that from the 1920s through World War II, secular Yiddish culture was
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Veidlinger, Jeffrey, 1971-
Moscow State Yiddish Theater.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2000
(OCoLC)606392741
Online version:
Veidlinger, Jeffrey, 1971-
Moscow State Yiddish Theater.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2000
(OCoLC)607687576
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey Veidlinger
ISBN: 0253337844 9780253337849 9780253218926 0253218926
OCLC Number: 43662234
Awards: Winner of National Jewish Book Award (Yiddish) 2000
Short-listed for National Jewish Book Award (Jewish Studies) 2000
Description: 356 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Soviet Jewish culture or Soviet culture in Yiddish? --
"Let's perform a miracle": the creation of the Moscow State Yiddish Theater --
Comrades from the center: state, party, and stage --
Wandering stars: tour and reconstruction --
The court is in session: judgment postponed --
Where are the Maccabees?: the heroic past --
One generation passes away: the great terror --
Brother Jews: Mikhoels and the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee --
Our people live: the Yiddish theater during World War II --
This is a bad omen: the last act --
Conclusion: The Moscow State Yiddish Theater.
Series Title: Jewish literature and culture.; Indiana-Michigan series in Russian and East European studies.
Responsibility: Jeffrey Veidlinger.

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Drawing from available archives, this book uses the dramatic story of the Moscow State Yiddish Theater, the premiere secular Jewish cultural institution of the Soviet era, to demonstrate how Jewish  Read more...

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