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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

 


 

Karl Vaynberg
(Khaim Herbst)
 


 

Born on 15 February 1893 in Warsaw, Poland.

His father was a sugar baker.

He graduated from a primary school. Because of his love of the theatre he became an actor's agent. Later he became a bookkeeper, and still later at the age of seventeen years, he became a member of a chorus.

In 1910 he traveled with a group of young Yiddish actors and debuted in the shtetl Wlodawa as "Hotzmakh."

In 1912 he performed for a short time with the traveling troupe of Avraham Axelrad and traveled with them to Czernowitz.

Afterwards he played with Ashkenazy in Romania, and then once again with Axelrad in Czernowitz.

In 1915-16, he acted with a cooperative troupe throughout Hungary, and later throughout Czechoslovakia.

In 1917 in Galicia with Ebell, and in 1918 in Krakow with Jacobs.

From 1919-22 he was in Lubin and its surrounding communities, directed by Hershkovitsh.

In 1923 he was with Khaim Sandler and since then in various cooperative troupes.

In 1916, V. also participated in Budapest in the films "Leon Lema" and "Simon Yudis."

During the Second World War, he fell in Poland, where he was killed by the Nazis.


Sh. E. from Meir Melman.

  • "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre," New York, 1931, Vol. 1, pp. 683-84.

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 5, page 4024.
 

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