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Original East-German Photo-Album presented by members of the Stadttheater Zwickau/Sachsen to participants of the "III. Weltfestspiele der Jugend und Studenten für den Frieden," Berlin 1951

Published by Stadttheater Zwickau/Sachsen, (Zwickau/Sachsen), 1951
Condition: Good Hardcover

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Oblong 4to. Three-quarter green linen over red cloth with logo of the 1951 Weltjugendfestspiele, which was held in Berlin, East Germany. Bound with green decoration string. Binding protected by modern mylar. Title page: "Den Kämpfern für Frieden, den Teilnehmern der Weltjugendfestspiele 1951 in Dankbarkeit gewidmet und als Ansporn überreicht von den Kollegen des Stadttheaters Zwickau/Sachsen" (Dedicated to the fighters for freedom and the participants of the Weltjugendfestspiele 1951 with appreciation by the colleagues of the Zwickau/Sachsen city theater). Title-page with decorative hand colored initial. With 18 b/w photographs (5" x7") of productions at the Stadttheater in Zwickau with a story synopsis in German on interleaves, as well as a photograph of the city of Zwickau. Photos mounted on card stock showing scenes from plays by Bertholt Brecht (Die Mutter), Anton Tschechow (Ein Heiratsantrag), Gerhart Hauptmann (Florian Geyer), Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (Nathan der Weise), H. von Kleist (Der zerbrochene Krug), A. N. Ostrowskij (Wölfe und Schafe), Tur & L. Scheinin (Oberst Kusmin), Ssimonow (Der fremde Schatten), Min & Mintschowski (Der Erfolg), Kornejtschuk (Der Chirurg), Leon Kruczkowski (Die Sonnenbrucks), Helmut Weiß (Robert und seine Brüder), Friedrich Wolf (Die Matrosen von Cattaro, Professor Mamlock), Ernst Fischer (Der große Verrat), James Howe & Arnold d'Usseau (Tiefe Wurzeln), and operas by Richard Wagner (Der Günstling), Ottmar Gerster (Enoch Arden). Age wear and staining on binding. Parts of edges worn. Water staining on lower area of rear board, bottom corner of that board chipped. Binding in good-, interior in very good condition. Scarce. The "Weltbund der demokratischen Jugend" (WBDJ) was founded in 1945. In 1947 it started to organize regularly international youth meetings. The festivals offered discussions, music, speeches, talks and other cultural and political events. It was held every 3-5 years in various Eastern European countries, Havana, Algiers, Pjöngjang and most recently in 2005, in Caracas. Participation from an average of 130 countries ranged from 1000-30,000 members depending on locality. For the 1951 event in East Germany, West Germans from the illegal party FDJ were prohibited to enter the DDR as were the Swiss. Bookseller Inventory # 32148

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Title: Original East-German Photo-Album presented ...

Publisher: Stadttheater Zwickau/Sachsen, (Zwickau/Sachsen)

Publication Date: 1951

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

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