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This Theatre is a Battlefield
How Antifascist & Zionist Performance Forged a New Jewish-American Identity, 1933-1948
Dec 9 2010


ROSE AND ISIDORE DRENCH MEMORIAL LECTURE
Garrett Eisler, Doctoral Candidate, City University of New York

This talk focuses on some of the key stage and screen artists who rallied American support for the Jews of Europe and Palestine in the 1940s. Through these struggles, Paul Muni, Edward G. Robinson, John Garfield, Ben Hecht, and Kurt Weill consistently stood at the vanguard of a Jewish-American "Cultural Front."



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