Jac Weinstein's satirical poem in Yiddish about war-time rationing
A work researched by Simo Muir as part of Performing the Jewish Archive.
Jac Weinstein's A purim-geshikhte vegn a yunge vaybl in a tsayt fun milkhome (A Purim story of a young wife during the war) is a satire of war time rationing written as versified poem. The date of the poem is unknown.
In the story a young pregnant wife called Trante recalls how her husband was going on about having a proper Purim feast with homentashn and she had no choice than to go to the countryside to buy the ingredients, as everything was under heavy rationing. Returning happily home, she was caught by a Finnish policeman, the evil Haman in the play. How she escapes from this is a story that ‘must not be taken further’.