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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

 


 

Rina Tselzar
(Zeligson)


The writer Mark Rzaumni relates:

"According to the appointment of the direction [of the Riga Yiddish Theatre], I adapted Mark Arnstein's "Vilner galebesl," creating thereof a musical drama with a main role especially for two artists who were engaged there in the theatre: the singer Khaim Shelkan and the singer Rina Tselzar. She was a young person, a very talented singer (the family was religious). She performed in operetta theatre in Vienna, from where she, after the "anschluss," escaped, returning to her home city in Riga.

She didn't know any Yiddish, and she learned the language with us, and also as I have already said, [we] made for her and for Shelkan (there had no need to study) repertoire. They had great success in the play and after in several plays that was composed for them.

In the ghetto, Tselzar was killed."
 

Sh. E. from Mark Razumni.

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 5, page 4781.
 

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