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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

 

Basha Liebgold


 

Born in Przemysl, Galicia, she began her stage career as a chorus girl in the Galician province.

After her marriage to Zalman Liebgold, she became a soubrette, later a prima donna, and in the end she switched to comedy character roles in the troupes (et al.) of Frances? in Czechoslovakia. In general, L. worked together on the same Yiddish stage as her husband. In 1936 L. acted with the Germans in the Warsaw "Novoshtshi" Theatre in the play "Rachel's Children."

She escaped during the the outbreak of the Second World War from her habitat from Krakow to Tarnow where she worked with her husband until 1942 for the Nazis through hunger and the cold. And when there was not any more that she could produce, with her husband and daughter Tanke, they was sent to Treblinka where they found their disgraceful death.

Her son Leon acts on the Yiddish stage in America. Her other son, Jan, who until 1942 was sent to work in Pustkov, in 1945 was found by his brother Leon, who had served in the American army in Germany, and was brought over to America.


Sh. E. from her son Leon Liebgold.

  • "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre," Vol. 2, Warsaw, 1934, p. 1025.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 5, page 4210.
Also see Basha's initial Lexicon biography in volume 2 by clicking here.

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