Cabaret
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The cabaret had its heyday from the beginning of the 20th century until 1933 or 1938, primarily in Berlin and Vienna. Before the First World War, Jews played a significant, if by no means dominant, role in the cabaret; but in the Weimar period they were even more present. Jewish cabaret players often made jokes about Jews to an overwhelmingly non-Jewish audience. The fac…

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Peter Jelavich, Baltimore, “Cabaret”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017.. Consulted online on 21 November 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0385>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20170409



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