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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

 

Clara Desser
(Keyla Toyba)
 

Clara was born in 1892 in Gzhibi, Galicia.

Her father was a merchant, and her mother was a retailer who sold pearls.

Her brother was a musician.

After her marriage in 1905 to Joseph Desser, she became a singer and took part in Yiddish variety productions.

D. used to travel around with her own troupes, benefiting from a franchise that her husband had with the Yiddish theatre.

During the Second World War she was killed by the Nazis in Lemberg.

 

Sh. E. from Meir Melman.
  • Zalmen Reyzen -- "Lexicon of Yiddish Literature," Vol. I, p. 568.

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 


 

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dapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 5, page 3919.
To see Clara's initial Lexicon biography, in Volume 1, please click here.
 

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