Articles written by: Beth Holmgren

Beth Holmgren

Beth Holmgren is a Professor of Slavic and Eurasian Studies and SES Department Chair at Duke University. She is the author of "Starring Madame Modjeska: On Tour in Poland and America" published by Indiana University Press, October 20, 2011.

A Warsaw Star in Tel Aviv: Fryderyk Járosy at “Li-La-Lo,” 1947-1948
2014 Vol. 6 No. 2 / Features

A Warsaw Star in Tel Aviv: Fryderyk Járosy at “Li-La-Lo,” 1947-1948

Want an evening at a Polish cabaret? Go with Beth Holmgren. She knows everybody who is anybody – both in Warsaw and Tel Aviv – and will introduce you. Try the “Li-La-Lo” with that charming Hungarian Pole, Fryderyk Járosy, and beautiful Yemenite singer Shoshana Damari.

Cabaret Liberation
2013 Vol. 5 No. 1 / Features / Music

Cabaret Liberation

Getting the vote is all well and good. But what if women want more than that? Beth Holmgren looks at Poland’s interwar cabaret culture.