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Circus Jews under National Socialism: A Lecture/Performance

Tuesday, 26 January, 2021 13 Shevat 5781

8:30 PM - 9:45 PMZoom

To mark Holocaust Memorial Day

The true stories of Jewish circus artists between the world wars are told with sensitivity and humor by Stav Meishar, a circus artist and academic. This event will NOT be livestreamed or recorded. You must sign up below in order to attend via Zoom.

The lecture is based on over seven years of extensive research and combines photos from personal albums, recorded testimonies, and personal stories. Additionally, Meishar will present excerpts from her show "The Escape Act", a show based on one of the stories she uncovered–that of a Jewish acrobat who survived the Holocaust hiding in a German circus.

This event will explore the lives of Jewish circus artists in Germany from 1880-1945 and the process of transforming historical research into performance. Join us for a glimpse into a little-known colorful and fascinating world!


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