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Cabaret

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Author(s): Peter Jelavich, Baltimore
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 fact that both Jewish and non-Jewish cabaret players also poked fun at antisemites and other rightist groups brought the wrath of …
Date: 2017-08-17