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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

 

Reuben Dubinsky


According to David Rogow, he was born circa 1911 in Vilna, Polish Lithuania.

His parents were bakery owners.

There D. worked until he became a professional actor and performed in various Yiddish troupes. During the Soviet Occupation of Vilna, he acted in the Vilna State Yiddish Theatre and afterwards in the Vilna Ghetto.

Sh. Katsherginski remarked that he was led away to Estonia, where he was killed. His wife (Musya Rekhes) and their child were killed at Majdanek.

In the introduction of his brother Herman Kruk's book, "Diary from the Vilna Ghetto," Pinkhas Schwartz writes that from [being] saved in camp Klooga in Estonia, he was caught, that among those who were killed in the sheyter-hoyfns by the camp were also found actors Shabtai Blakher and Dubinsky.
 

Sh. E. from David Rogow.

  • Sh. Katsherginski -- "The Destruction of Vilna," New York, 1947, p. 238.

  • C. Kruk -- "Tagbukh fun vilner geto," New York, 1961, p. 15.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 5, page 4364.
 

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