Feldafing: Jewish Labour Committee at Feldafing, 1946. First edition. Softcover. Quarto. 36pp. Illustrated blue and tan wrappers with blue lettering in Hebrew and English on the front cover. This extremely scarce publication is a year's review of the work of the Amcho theater troupe, sponsored by the Jewish Labour Committee of the Feldafing DP camp in Feldafing, Bavaria. Like a number of Yiddish theater groups that sprung up in the wake of the Holocaust to entertain survivors in the DP camps of Europe, Amcho (aka "Amchu") saw as its mission to share the stories of peoples experiences during the war and preserve Yiddish literature and culture, in an uncertain time. Even with a lack of material resources, b/w images throughout this publication show inventive and lively productions staged. Also included are images of the actors in the troupe, as well as images of other types of camp entertainment such as the camp orchestra and the choir. Text articles and b/w photographic reproductions throughout. Published September, 1946.
Text in Yiddish.
Wrappers with chipping and tears to extremities. Front cover with some stains. Interior with pages browned and brittle. There is a closed tears to the edges of pages throughout. Wrappers and pages disbound. Wrappers in poor, pages in fair condition overall. Quite scarce. Wrappers protected by modern mylar. poor to fair. Item #51448
Yiddish title: אילוסטרירטער יובל-זשורנאל.
* The Feldafing camp for Displaced Persons, in Bavaria, Germany, was among the largest DP camps in postwar Europe, and was the first DP camp exclusively for use by liberated Jewish concentration camp prisoners. The camp was opened on May 1, 1945 and closed in March 1953.