Freak Show

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Title

Freak Show

Description

Ad from Najer Folksblat publicizing a 1930 exhibition of curiosities, or "freak shows," as they were known at the time. Here, the focus is on human deformities billed as "wonders of nature."

Publisher

Najer Folksblat no. 39

Date

1930

Language

Yiddish

Type

newspaper ad

Text

Mauzoleum/ fun merkvirdigkaytn / Pietrikover 30 / Vunder fun der natur! – Nokhn gezund veren fun dem / Lebedigen mensh-khaye ken men vider zehen / Greste ferzehenish fun natur! 10-yehrig kind vegt 250 kilo / Lebedig kind-ariz / Ayngang in ale optaylungen 1 zl. – Tetig a gantsen tog.

Translation

Mausoleum / of curiosities / Piotrkowska 30 / Wonder of nature! – After he becomes healthy / Living man-beast, can be seen again / Greatest freak of nature! 10-year-old child weighs 250 kilos / Living child-giant / Admittance for all sections 1 złoty. – Open whole day.

Collection

Citation

“Freak Show,” Jewish Life in Interwar Łódź , accessed November 27, 2022, https://jewish-lodz.iu.edu/items/show/108.