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Zeitschrift für deutsch - jüdische Literatur und Kulturgeschichte (Journal of German - Jewish Literature and Culture History)

Managing Editor: Barouch, Lina

Ed. by Pollock, Benjamin / Weidner, Daniel / Wiese, Christian

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The German Archive of the Hebrew Habima: Bureaucracy and Identity

Shelly Zer-Zion / Jan Kühne
Published Online: 2013-12-04 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/naha-2013-0010


The administrative archive of Habima, nowadays Israel’s national theater, resides at the Israeli center for the documentation of the performing arts at Tel Aviv University. The majority of the documents, which date from the 1920s and early 1930s, were written in German, and involve prominent German Jewish businessmen and intellectuals. This archival corpus is surprising, because the profile of Habima is generally associated with the Eastern European- Soviet theatrical heritage and with the revival of Hebrew. This article seeks to present the nature of this collection and to reevaluate its contribution to the study of German Jewry as well as to the history of Hebrew theatre.

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Published Online: 2013-12-04

Published in Print: 2013-12-01

Citation Information: Naharaim, Volume 7, Issue 1-2, Pages 239–260, ISSN (Online) 1862-9156, ISSN (Print) 1862-9148, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/naha-2013-0010.

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