Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Odd event 1925 Vienna #austria-czech


david@...
 

Hello everyone,

I have a photo of an ancestor dressed in costume, with the following handwritten caption:
"Boeser Buben Ball Februar 1925 Wien"

Boeser Buben translates roughly as "Bad Boys." I have tried searching Google with little
success --- I have found event poster artwork, but no explanation as to the nature of the
event.

There have been identically-named events in very recent years  (the past decade in Berlin
and other German cities), but these events are rather unsavoury in nature, and I find it highly
implausible that my ancestor could have been involved with such gatherings.

Was the 1925 gathering a charity event?  Purim would explain the costume, but the event
was in February, and Purim that year did not fall until March.

I would be grateful for any info (off list) on this odd event.

Thanks,

David
Searching: FURST, MAYER, FELDBAUER,  FRANKL,  HIRSCHBERG (ER)

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