The Resource The writers, artists, singers, and musicians of the National Hungarian Jewish cultural association (OMIKE), 1939-1944, (electronic resource)

The writers, artists, singers, and musicians of the National Hungarian Jewish cultural association (OMIKE), 1939-1944, (electronic resource)

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The writers, artists, singers, and musicians of the National Hungarian Jewish cultural association (OMIKE), 1939-1944
Title
The writers, artists, singers, and musicians of the National Hungarian Jewish cultural association (OMIKE), 1939-1944
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Language
eng
Summary
In May 1938, Hungary passed anti-Semitic laws causing hundreds of Jewish artists to lose their jobs. In response, Budapest's Jewish community leaders organized an Artistic Enterprise under the aegis of OMIKE Országos Magyar Izraelita Közművelődési Egyesület (Hungarian Jewish Education Association) to provide employment and livelihood for actors, singers, musicians, conductors, composers, writers, playwrights, painters, graphic artists, and sculptors. Between 1939 and 1944, activities were centered in Goldmark Hall beside the Dohány Street Synagogue in Budapest. Hundreds of artists from all over Hungary took part in about one thousand performances, including plays, concerts, cabaret, ballet, operas, and operettas. These performances appealed to the highly cultured Budapest Jewish community, ever desirous of high-caliber events, particularly under oppressive conditions of the time. Art exhibitions also were held for painters, graphic artists, and sculptors to sell their creations. Lévai's 1943 book (with new, additional chapters by noted historians and musicians) is the core of this expanded edition and provides interviews with individual artists who recall their early lives and circumstances that led them to join the Artistic Enterprise. The book records the technical functioning, structure, and operation of this remarkable theater and concert venue. It provides fascinating details about those who worked behind the scenes: répétiteurs, hair stylists, and personnel involved with costumes, lighting, and scenery. Because the stage was small, clever choreographic and scenery improvisation had to be made, and the stagehands were clearly up to the task. Since these artists were not allowed to perform before the general public or advertise with posters on the streets, the book describes special means devised to overcome these difficulties and bring Jewish audiences into the theater in large numbers. Lastly, the book carries the theater's story up to Sunday morning, March 19, 1944, a day of infamy, when the German army marched into Hungary
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Midwest
Dewey number
700.89/9240439
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1938-
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  • Bondy, Frederick
  • hoopla digital
Series statement
Shofar supplements in Jewish studies
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  • Orszâagos Magyar Izraelita Kèozmîuvelîodâesi Egyesèulet
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Electronic books
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adult
Label
The writers, artists, singers, and musicians of the National Hungarian Jewish cultural association (OMIKE), 1939-1944, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11859221
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multicolored
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MWT11859221
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
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MWT11859221
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remote
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11859221
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The writers, artists, singers, and musicians of the National Hungarian Jewish cultural association (OMIKE), 1939-1944, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11859221
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11859221
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11859221
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11859221
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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