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Poster for a performance by Habimah in support of Holocaust survivors

Object | Accession Number: 2011.419.7

Event poster illustrated by destroyed buildings issued by the Association for Aid and Rescue of Jews from Vilna, Poland (now Vilnius, Lithuania) and the vicinity. It announces an event for Holocaust survivors by Habimah, an internationally acclaimed Hebrew repertory theater company founded in Moscow in 1918, with training and support from Stanislavski. Members of the troupe hoped to create a Jewish renaissance by reviving the Hebrew language. Habimah left the Soviet Union in 1926, and toured throughout the world until splitting in 1927. Some members settled in Palestine and Habimah was reestablished in Tel Aviv in the 1930s, eventually becoming Israel's National Theater. Among the participants at this event were Yehoshua Bertonov (1879-1971), and Shmuel Rodensky (1904-1989), both natives of Lithuania and members of Habimah in Russia.

Artwork Title
Neshef Vilna
publication/distribution:  approximately 1948-1950
publication: Tel Aviv (Israel)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, The Abraham and Ruth Goldfarb Family Acquisition Fund
Record last modified: 2023-05-24 09:20:15
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