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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

 

Dora (Devorah) Karpinovitsh
 

K. was born in 1919 in Vilna, Polish Lithuania.

Her father was Moshe Karpinovitsh, the theatre impresario.

She learned in Sofia Markovna's gymnasium. At the same time she attended a ballet school, and as a child participated in Yiddish theatre in children's roles, later switching over to roles for adults, and after her marriage to Leib Weiner, she toured with various troupes across Poland. In 1937 they both were the chief actors in the "Kulturbund Theatre" in Danzig under the leadership of Jonas Turkow.

After the outbreak of the Second World War, when the Soviets had occupied Western White Russia, K. with her husband were taken with the ensemble from Bialystok's State Yiddish Theatre that was under the direction of Abraham Morevsky.

In 1941 she with her husband and daughter Khayele returned to Vilna, where she, during the first Provocation, perished with her entire family at the hands of the German murderers.
 

Sh. E. from her brother M. Karpinovitsh.

  • Jonas Turkow -- "Extinguished Stars," Buenos Aires, 1953, Vol. I, pp. 195.

 



 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 5, page 4030.
 

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