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Competing Germanies – Nazi, Antifascist, and Jewish Theater in German Argentina, 1933-1965 - Cornell Scholarship Online
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Competing Germanies: Nazi, Antifascist, and Jewish Theater in German Argentina, 1933-1965

Robert Kelz


Following World War II, German antifascists and nationalists in Buenos Aires believed theater was crucial to their efforts at community-building, and each population devoted considerable resources to competing against its rival onstage. This book tracks the paths of several stage actors from European theaters to Buenos Aires and explores how two of Argentina's most influential immigrant groups, German nationalists and antifascists (Jewish and non-Jewish), clashed. Theatrical performances articulated strident Nazi, antifascist, and Zionist platforms. Meanwhile, as their thespian representatives ... More

Keywords: German antifascists, German nationalists, Buenos Aires, theatre, community-building, Free German Stage, German Theater, intercultural relationships

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781501739859
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501739859.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert Kelz, author
University of Memphis

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