German Anti-semites Attempt to Force Closing of Dymow Play
Menu JTA Search

German Anti-semites Attempt to Force Closing of Dymow Play

Download PDF for this date

Efforts by anti-Semitic members of the Nationalist Socialist party to force the closing of the Negro comedy, “Shadows over Harlem,” by Ossip Dymow, Jewish playwright of New York, continued today.

Jewish actors in the comedy were followed in the streets and abused by the Hitlerites, whose rancour was increased by the refusal of Minister of Education Bazile, himself a Socialist-Nationalist, to order the play closed.

Previously Diet Deputy Mergenthaler had voiced the Hitler party appeal to the Minister of Education. When Bazile declined the request, his party members rose to a new pitch of excitement. Jews are afraid to attend the theatre. The general anxiety of the Jewish population grows hourly.

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund