Poland to Observe 35th Anniversary of the Jewish State Theater
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Poland to Observe 35th Anniversary of the Jewish State Theater

The Polish government will observe the 35th anniversary of the Jewish State Theater, the Yiddish theater in Warsaw with a series of commemorative events at the beginning of December, Stephan Grayek, chairman of the World Federation of Polish Jews, reported here on his return from Poland last week.

The Jewish State Theater was founded shortly after World War II when surviving Jewish actors returned to Poland from concentration camps and from the Soviet Union. It is named in memory of Esther Rahel Kaminska, the famous actress known as the mother of the Yiddish theater.

A 20-member delegation of Israeli writers, actors and public figures will go to Warsaw for the ceremonies. With them will be three members of the Habimah Theater–Shmuel Rodensky, Shmuel Atzmon and Shmulik Segal. They will appear in a program based on the writings of Shalom Aleichem.

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