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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

 


 

Rosa Sandler

 

Her parents were the Yiddish actors Khana Levin-Sandler and Chaim Sandler.

S. when very young began to act in Yiddish theatre. She was a beautiful, effectual, young girl, tall and slim. At a time she had acted with her parents in Warsaw, when they guest-starred in Riga and a long time also in Yiddish theatre in London, England, also in Africa.

In 1942 she married in the ghetto a young actor and singer I. Salva, who like with the first "action" fell among the destruction and evacuation to Treblinka in the death camp. According to Jonas Turkow, he had later considered, had Salva conferred(?) grace at the Treblinka tlinim, and  she had left him there alive too briefly for the insurgency. He sang for the Jewish assassins in their "casino".

S. later had, in the Warsaw ghetto, acted with her father in his "New Azazel" Theatre, and afterwards, worked in the "shop" in what the theatre was transformed into. She, together with her father and mother, were kept in a bunker, but after that as the Germans had let in the gas, she, as the others, were forced to creep out from there, and she was then tragically killed by the German coal.

  • Jonas Turkow -- "Extinguished Stars," Buenos Aires, 1953, Vol. 1, pp. 284-88.

 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 5, page 4785.
 

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