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שוואַרץ, מאָריס / Schwartz, Maurice, undated, 1924-1925, 1931-1936

 File — Box: 47, Folder: 125

Scope and Contents

Localities: Bucharest, Buenos Aires, New York, Philadelphia, Riga, Warsaw

Programs featuring Schwartz as an actor, director, and solo performer. Plays performed include "Kidesh hashem" by Sholem Asch, "Moshke khazer" by Y. D. Berkowitz, "Der nayer mentsh" by Francisco Sanchos, "Yid Zis" by Leon Feuchtwanger, "Riversayd drayv" (Riverside Drive) by Leon Kobrin, "Tevye der milkhiker" by Sholem Aleichem, and "Yoshe Kalb" by I. J. Singer. One program is for a Broadway performance of "If I Were You," an English-language translation by Tamara Berkowitz, of Sholem Aleichem's "Shver tsu zayn a yid." In several instances Schwartz directs companies of actors from his Yiddish Art Theatre on tour. Two programs are for concerts in which he performs together with singer Viola Philo and pianist Boris Kogan. One item is a souvenir brochure for the silent film Yisker (Yizkor; Austria, 1924), directed by Sidney M. Goldin, with Schwartz in the lead role (other stars include Oskar Beregi, Bina Abramowitz, Anna Appel and Isidore Cahser). 11 items.


  • Creation: undated, 1924-1925, 1931-1936

Language of Materials

From the Sub-Series:

Predominantly in Yiddish, Polish, and English, with some Russian, Hebrew, and German, and occasional use of Lithuanian, Romanian, Latvian, Spanish, Dutch, French, and Swedish.

Access Restrictions

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


From the Sub-Series: 1.7 Linear Feet (4 boxes; 131 folders)