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Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre
BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE WHO WERE ONCE INVOLVED IN THE Yiddish THEATRE;
aS FEATURED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S  "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"


VOLUME 5: THE KDOYSHIM (MARTYRS) EDITION, 1967, Mexico City

 

Roza Bordo-Antowilska
(Antovil)


B. was born in 1880 in Vilna, Polish Lithuania, into a poor, working family.

Her father was a carpenter.

Having a beautiful voice, she performed as a prima donna in the troupes of Genfer and Lipovski. Later for a year she performed across the cities and towns with Kompaneyets' troupe. Later she acted with Ben-Zion Witler.

In her last years she returned to Vilna, where she lived economically, she used to be sent irregular remittances by Yiddish Actors' Union in Poland.

In 1943 she was killed at the hands of the Nazis.


Sh. E. from Musia Stekin-Landau.

 


TWO PHOTOGRAPHS OF ROZA FROM HER YIDDISH ACTORS' UNION MEMBERSHIP CARDS

 

 

photos courtesy of YIVO

 


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 5, page 4805.
 

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