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‘sovietish Heimland’ Reports on 1st Prize Given to Kaunas Dramatic Group

September 30, 1969
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A Jewish dramatic group in Kaunas (Kovno), capital of Soviet Lithuania, won first prize in its class in a nation-wide competition conducted by drama critics, it was reported last week in Sovietish Heimland, a Yiddish magazine of Soviet Jewry. The publication carried information about the dramatic group which consists of amateurs and professionals, but it omitted the fact that the group has no playhouse.

The same issue contained the memoirs of the late Peretz Markish, a Soviet Jewish poet killed during the Stalin purges of the 1950s. But the article failed to say how he died. Also mentioned was the Hebrew writer Joshua Chone Rawmitzki, who was a friend of Israel’s poet laureate Chaim Nachman Bialik, and the Polish Jewish poet, Julian Tuvim. The articles noted that Mr. Rawminski died of old age in Tel Aviv and Mr. Tuvim died in Poland in 1953.

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