Click Here to Read: Break a leg – or get shot: the Jewish actors who braved Stalin’s terror. The Moscow State Yiddish Theatre had to please Stalin and his henchmen or face dreadful consequences. How did it manage to thrive for so long? by David Schneider on The Guardian website on June 8, 2014.
The Moscow State Yiddish Theatre on stage in 1940, with Solomon Mikhoels centre. Photograph: Sovfoto/UIG via Getty Images