Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1991-04-25, page 01
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1 4 >-SV»'e^f ■?*'»? -i**^ **•*«'S*Ve*>«2"V*Ji«>»* t"*.***','* >V'*y ^ AV' i* tut' *c' *■* * * * :, ,, *; The Ohio Jewish Chronicle - \ ' A ServingCatumbusantiCtntralOhi'P'l . z * Jewish Community for Ow'60 fears <, VOLUMES NUMBER 17 APRIL 25,1991 11IYARS751 'DEVOTED TO AMERICAN -AND JEWISH IDEALS m N. Victor Goodman to be honored by, ADL >/. e Israel installs pageJI to install Roth as next page, 4 Awards ;presentation^ JFS Annual Meeting > - - page 4 Yad Vashem publications help document family history Bonds intensifies effort tp raise \ money for Israel i\ if "'Vpag^^; Surge in liuitibbr: of immigrants cbtitihues page 16 In The Chronicle At The JCC 15 Community 6-9 Federation 16 Front Page 2,4 Lifecycle 10,11 Marketplace ,..,., 13 New Generation ,..a. .. ■. 14 Synagogue? 12 Viewpoint ».. •, 5 "• .* i mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Ohio Hist.Society Libr 1982 Velma Ave. Columbus, Ohio © 43211 COMP MUSEUM ACQUIRES COSTUMES Great Yiddish actress to be represented by costumes Ida Kaminska was perhaps the best known Yiddish stage actress in pre-Holocaust Eu-' rope, and she wort even greater fame (and an Academy Award nomination) for her rple in the 1967 film, The shop on Main Street Two of the famed performer's stage costumes have been added to the permanent collection of A Living Memorial to ;the Holo- eaust-Museuin'.of Jewish Hen-' tage.- The two costumes were created in the mid 1960s in the workshop of the Kaminska Yiddish Theater in Warsaw. Made of silk, they were worn by Kaminska in the role of Mirele Efros, one of her best known characterizations.; Mirele Efros, the play, was written by the Yiddish dramatist Jacob Gqrdin, and the title role was performed by both Ida Kaminska and her mother, the equally famous Esther Rokhl Kaminska. Ida Kaminska wore the two' costumes in production of Mirele \Efros at the Yiddish State Theater in Warsaw, at the Billy Rose Theater in New York and while touring throughout Canada. The designs are based on the originals created for Esther Rokhl. Kaminska at the turn of the , century. "I believe that my mother's contribution to Yiddish cul ture was tremendous," commented Ruth Turkow Kaminska. "To her, these costumes were of great importance. Mirele Efros was the role my grandmother originated in Europe. It is the role most closely associated with the Kaminska family. The costumes;" she added, "evoke- the attitude of the Kaminskas toward portraying a Jewish character, to show that character's nobility and to uplift the audience as well." Ida Kaminska, in the course of a career that spanned the 20th century, was an actress, director, producer, theater manager, acting teacher, and idol of generations of theater goers. Born into a close knit theatrical family, she was a Star of the Yiddish stage in Warsaw when the Nazis invaded Poland in 1939; - Fleeing first to Lvov and then to Central Asia, Ida Kaminska and her troupe spent the war years traveling throughout the Soviet Union performing for Jewish refugees. Returning to Poland in 1946, she established, and earned government recognition for, the "Yiddish State Theater,? with which she toured Israel, North and South America and western Europe. With the outbreak of a vicious government-sponsored campaign of anti-Semitism in 1968, Ida Kaminska left Poland for the United States. She remained active on stage, dividing her time between New York and Israel, until her death in 1980. Ruth Turkow Kaminska was a 19-year-old actress in her mother's company in 1939. She fled with the troupe to the Soviet Union, but was arrested and charged with treason at the war's end. Imprisoned for five years and-then exiled to Siberia, Ruth Turkow Ka- miiiska was later repatriated to Poland. She is now an American citizen living in NevvYoifc. A Living Memorial to the Holocailst-Museum of Jewish Heritage, which is scheduled to open in 1992, will be New York's principal public memorial to the six million Jews murdered" during the Holocaust. The museum is being created under the auspices of the New York Holocaust Memorial Commission and will be constructed in Battery Park City, on the Manhattan shoreline opposite the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. With a central programmatic focus on public education, the museum will address four main themes: The World Before, the European and North African Jewish culture and civilization that had thrived for two millennia before the devastation by the- Nazis; The Holocaust, as it was experienced by the Jews who perished and by those who escaped or survived; The Aftermath, survival and new lives, including the plight of refugees in post-war Europe, the establishment of die State of Israel and the pursuit of Nazi war criminals,and Jewish Immigration to the United States since 1654, encompassing the Jewish contribution to American society, as well as the consequent transplantation and transformation of Jewish culture and civilization as it became part of the American world. The museum's completed facilities will encompass permanent and temporary exhibition galleries, a computerized interactive Learning Center, a Memorial Hall, an auditorium, an education wing, a sculpture terrace, museum shop, dining facility and administrative offices and workshops. The museum is expected to attract more than 500,000 visitors annually.
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1991-04-25|
|Subject||Jews -- Ohio -- Periodicals|
|Place||Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)|
|Creator||Ohio Jewish Chronicle|
|Collection||Ohio Jewish Chronicle|
|Submitting Institution||Columbus Jewish Historical Society|
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