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