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Singing at the Café Sztuka: Vera Gran’s postwar trials

Written by  The Canadian Jewish News Thursday, 15 January 2015 14:02
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Cafés and nightclubs attain special resonance in times of great artistic or historical ferment. Jean-Paul Sartre’s Les Deux Magots helped birth existentialism; the pre-World War I Café des Westens in Berlin offered a gathering place to avant-gardists like Kandinsky and Marc; in 1940s Harlem, Minton’s Playhouse provided a venue for the new bebop developments in jazz. So it was that in the Warsaw Ghetto that the Café Sztuka gained a special role in the lives of the closed district’s inhabitants. 

The Canadian Jewish Tribune

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