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Ida Kaminska Arrives in Israel, Says ‘at Last One Can Breathe Freely’

The first lady of the Yiddish theatre, Ida Kaminska, former director of the Warsaw State Yiddish Theatre, who arrived here Friday, expressed relief that “at last one can breathe freely.” Mrs. Kaminska arrived from Vienna in a chartered plane carrying immigrants. She was accompanied by her husband and granddaughter and was met here by her brother, Josef Kaminsky, first violinist in the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.

Mrs. Kaminska was unable to say whether she would establish permanent residence in Israel. “The fact that I am here,” she said, “says much and speaks for itself.” She said she would not organize a Yiddish theatre here but was ready to direct one if someone established it.