The Marx Brothers and Jewish Identity

The Marx Brothers (L-R): Chico, Harpo, and Groucho (sitting). Photo / Yousuf Karsh via Wikimedia Commons.

The Marx Brothers (L-R): Chico, Harpo, and Groucho (sitting). Photo / Yousuf Karsh via Wikimedia Commons.

BY ROBERT GLUCK / JNS.org //

The sons of Jewish immigrants from Germany and France, the Marx Brothers became zany masters of stage and screen who continue to captivate audiences. But in addition to providing comic relief, their films captured the drama of the entry of their marginalized religion into the U.S.

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