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ווילנער טרופּע / Vilna Troupe, undated, 1920-1934

 File — Folder: 5059, Object: 179528-179563

Scope and Contents

Localities: Bucharest, Chrzanów, Kalisz, Łódź, London, Los Angeles, Lwów (Lviv), Montreal, New York, Omaha, Ottowa, Paris, Philadelphia, Stamford (Conn.), Vilna, Warsaw, Wilmington (Del.), Winnipeg

Plays performed include "Der dibek" by S. Ansky, "Gerangel" by B. Eppelbaum, "Kidesh hashem" and "Onkel Mozes" by Asch, "Parnose" by Gottesfeld, "Mirele Efros" by Gordin, "Grine felder" and "Di neveyle" by Hirschbein, "In fayer" by A. Waiter (Vayter), "Mord" by F. Langer, "Der goylem" by H. Leivick, "Der karger" ("Avarul") by Molière, "Bay nakht af'n alten mark" by Peretz, "Broytmil (Der toyber)" by Bergelson, "Serzhant Grisha" by Arnold Zweig, "Yankl der shmid" by Pinski, "Di mishpokhe" by H. D. Nomberg, "Man, vayb un revolutsye" by V. Kataev, "Ger tsedek" by A. Kacyzne, and "200,000" and "Shver tsu zayn a yid" by Sholem Aleichem, as well as "Alte bokherim," "1,000,000 tsores" and "Azef." Directors or troupe leaders include Alex Stein, M. Mazo, Leib Kadison, David Herman, Michael Weichert, Joseph Buloff, and I. Goldenberg. Performers highlighted include Alexander Asro, Sonia Alomis, Zygmunt Turkow, and Esther Neroslafska, as well as Moyshe Teyman, Leon Kolker, Kurt Katch, A. Samberg and J. Waislitz. One pamphlet related to a production of "Der goylem," is illustrated with photos, and drawings of the actors by W. Weintraub. One playbill (from Queens Theatre in Winnipeg) contains illustrations by Leib Kadison. Also included are brochures/fliers related to receptions for the Vilna Troupe in London and Los Angeles. 41 items.


  • undated, 1920-1934

Language of Materials

From the Sub-Series:

Predominantly in Yiddish, English, Polish, Russian, and German, with occasional items in or using Hebrew, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, French, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Czech, Finnish, Ukrainian, Dutch, Danish, and Arabic.

Access Restrictions

The collection has been digitized and is available online without restrictions. The physical collection is closed.


From the Sub-Sub-Sub-Sub-Series: 0.3 Linear Feet (0.75 box; 13 folders)

Repository Details

Part of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research Repository

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