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Catalog Number MPA126
Object Name Program
Scope & Content Program Booklet
Celebrating the Sixtieth Birthday Anniversary of Peretz Hirshbein -
Sponsored by the OFBOI GROUP of the League for Labor Palestine
1941, Los Angeles, CA
"An Evening of Music and Drama in Honor of Peretz Hirshbein"

Peretz Hirshbein, (1888 - 1948) was a well-known Yiddish dramatist and novelist. His plays are still performed in revival. In 1924, noted sculptor Chana Orloff created two bronze busts - one of Madame Peretz Hirshbein that is now part of the permanent collection of the Jewish Museum in New York. The second one, Portrait of Peretz Hirshbein, is in the collection of his son, Omus Hirshbein.

This celebration took place just a few months before the bombing of Pearl Harbor by the Japanese and America's entry into WWII. The program booklet of this event, sponsored by a group dedicated to the establishment of a new normal future Jewish home in Palestine, makes no explicit mention of the war in Europe and the treatment of Jews in Nazi Germany, but it does refer obliquely to…In these days of world unrest when it seems that all what has been achieved is being crushed….
LOCATION- Archives Box

Collection Jewish Music and Performing Arts Collection