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Special Taxes for Jewish Theatre Productions

Because the Jewish theatre is not accorded equal treatment with the other theatres, the Vilna Troupe, Yiddish troupe of players, was unable to play its engagement in Warsaw, declared the director of the troupe, Mr. Mahze, in a statement to the press, explaining why they were compelled to leave Warsaw.

Whereas the Polish theatre’s existence is aided by the taxpayers, a great proportion of whom are Jewish, the Vilna Troupe not only was excluded from such subsidy, but was compelled to pay a tax of 2% of its income as well as 10% royalty. The Polish theatres are asked to pay neither of these taxes, Mr. Mahze declared.