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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

 

Emanuel Desser


 

D. was born on 23 April 1893 in Lemberg, Galicia.

His parents were the actors Joseph Desser and Sally Beshtendik.

He completed a four-class gymnasium in Lemberg.

Since 1912, until the outbreak of the war, he traveled with a group of folksingers.

From 1916-18 he was director and co-worker for a German variety [group] across Galicia.

In 1918 he was a concessioner in Ebell's troupe, where he debuted as "Yafa" in Gordin's "[The Jewish] King Lear."

In 1928 he was a prompter in Gimpel's troupe in Lemberg.

D. continued to be connected in various ways with Yiddish theatre. During the Second World War the Nazis killed him in Lemberg.
 

Sh. E. from Meir Melman.

  • "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre," New York, 1931, Vol. I, pp. 567-8.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 5, page 4010.
You can read Emanuel Desser's initial Lexicon biography in volume 1 by clicking here.
 

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