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Lexicon of the Yiddish
BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE WHO WERE ONCE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE;
IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
VOLUME 5: THE KDOYSHIM (MARTYRS) EDITION, 1967, Mexico City
E. was born in 1899 in Konin, Poland.
She completed a seven-class
She attended a Polish
dramatic school and for three years studied music.
E., working under the
pseudonym of Zelizinska, acted on the professional
Polish stage in Posen.
In 1926 she crossed over to
the Yiddish stage and began to act in the Krakow Yiddish
society-like theatre, led by and under the direction of
Jonas Turkow. She went by the first name of Manya.
During the Second World War,
she perished at the hands of the Nazis.
Jonas Turkow -- "Extinguished
Stars," Buenos Aires, 1953, Vol. 2, pp. 270-271.
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 5, page 4384.
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