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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

 

Itsik Heller
(Hershkovitsh)
 


 

He was born in 1876 in Khush (Huşi), Moldova.

In his junior year he acted in the Iasi Yiddish Garden Theatre "Pommel Verde" with Clara Young, Sara and Leopold Kaner, Isidor Ashkenazy, Sarah Ettinger et al.

At the same age he also worked as a technical composer in various theatrical troupes.

On 30 June 1941, the second year of the war, he died on the suffocation trains in Podolia.

His wife, Roza Heller (Hershkovitsh), a former Yiddish play actress, survived the war and lived as a pensioner at the Bucharest Yiddish State Theatre.

One of their daughter, Karola, also acted on the Yiddish stage and now lives in Porto Alegre, Brazil.

Another daughter Rukhele Heller-Shapiro is a member of the Bucharest Yiddish State Theatre. Her husband is the composer for the Izo Shapiro Theatre.


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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 5, page 3839.
 

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