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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

 

Paula Dreiblatt
(Perl Shneyer/Shnayr/Dreyblat)
 


 

D. was born on 17 December 1891 in Koropiec, Galicia. Her father was a land lessee.

In 1908 she went away to Vienna, and a year later she married a dancer. A short time afterwards, she was introduced to the comedian Max Streng, who took her onto the stage of the Yiddish theatre in Taborstrasse 12.

After the First World War, she traveled with Muni Streng, playing all over Romania, France, Transylvania and Slovakia. Later she participated in the celebration held for Molly Picon in Vienna, and she also played "Makhle" in the film "East and West."

After she attended the drama school of director Viland, she founded together with Streng, a Yiddish theatre in Vienna named "Yiddish kintsler kabaret (Jewish Artist Cabaret)" (on Praterstrasse 60), where she acted for three years. D. also participated in the first production of "Der fraye yidishe folksbine (The Free Jewish People's Theatre)" in the Berger and Karl Folks Theatre, in character roles.

According to the information from Meir Melman, she was killed at the hands of the Nazis in Vienna.


Sh. E. from Meir Melman.

  • Zalmen Reyzen -- "Leksikon fun der yidisher literatur (Lexicon of Yiddish Literature)," New York, 1931, Vol. I, pp. 570.

 


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 5, page 4087.
To read Paula's initial biography in the Lexicon, in Vol. 1, please click here.
 

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