Skip to main content

Bab, Julius


BAB, JULIUS (1880–1955), German drama critic and literary historian. Born in Berlin, where he studied literature and philosophy, Bab was a critic of the Berlin theater for more than three decades. He was also lecturer and adviser to the Berlin people's theater, the Volksbuehne. In June 1933, in an attempt to maintain cultural life among the Jews after the rise of Nazism, Bab founded the Juedischer Kulturbund, which had its own theater. In 1940 he fled to the U.S., where he became the dramatic critic of the New York Staatszeitung. Bab's collected reviews of the Berlin theater, Die Chronik des deutschen Dramas (1921–22), are an important source for the history of modern German drama. His other works include monographs on Shakespeare, Shaw, Dehmel, and Albert Bassermann and a volume of essays, Am Rande der Zeit (1915). A book of verse, Ausgewaehlte Gedichte… (1930), includes the poem "Der Jude."


L. Rauschenbusch, in: Quarterly Journal of Speech, 2 (1946), 33–40; H. Bergholz, in: Books Abroad, 25 (1951), 26f. add. bibliography: H. Ricarda, "Geothe im Ghetto – Zum Selbstverständnis des Kulturbundes deutscher Juden (1933–1935)," in: Tribüne, 167 (2003), 138–47; M.H. Gelber, "Internationalismus in der deutsch-jüdischen Literatur – Glueckel von Hameln, Georg Hermann, Julius Bab und das 'Yale-Buch,'" in: Die deutsch-jüdische Erfahrung (2003), 69–84; E. Albanis, German-Jewish Cultural Identity from 1900 to the Aftermath of the First World War (2002); S. Rogge-Gau, Die doppelte Wurzel des DaseinsJulius Bab und der juedische Kulturbund Berlin (1999).

[Rudolf Kayser /

Bjoern Siegel (2nd ed.)]

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"Bab, Julius." Encyclopaedia Judaica. . 20 Mar. 2019 <>.

"Bab, Julius." Encyclopaedia Judaica. . (March 20, 2019).

"Bab, Julius." Encyclopaedia Judaica. . Retrieved March 20, 2019 from

Learn more about citation styles

Citation styles gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).

Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.

Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:

Modern Language Association

The Chicago Manual of Style

American Psychological Association

  • Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
  • In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.