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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

 


 

Zalman Liebgold
 


 

Born in 1877 in Krakow, Galicia.

His father was a merchant with "eyer," a rich owner's house.

He became excited about the Yiddish stage, and in 1900 through his younger brother Zelig, he acted in comedic character roles. L. acted in the troupes of Avraham Axelrad, Glimer, Gimpel, Ber Hart, Ebell and in Romania with Askhenazy. He was a member of the Warsaw Yiddish Actors' Union.

When the Nazis captured Poland in 1939, L. with his wife and two children (Jan and Tanke, the oldest Leon is however a guest player with the "Yidish bande" in America), wandered from his permanent habitat in Krakow to Tarnow, where since 1942 they had worked under Nazi supervision. He became sick from hunger and cold, and when due to physical weakness, they could no longer go keep up the pace, with his wife and daughter Tanke, they were sent away to Treblinka, and from there they no longer returned. His son Leon, the successful actor who is married to the actress Lilli Lilliana, live in America and had, as an American soldier, appeared in 1945 to find in Germany his brother Jan and brought him to America.


Sh. E. from his 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.
You can read the initial Zalmen Liebgold biography in volume 2 by clicking here.
 

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