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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

 


 

Klara Vetshteyn
(Nekheles-Buksenboym)
 

Born in 1875 in Lemberg, Galicia.

Her father was a tailor.

At the age of fourteen she performed as a member of a chorus in Gimpel's Theatre, and a short time afterwards she began to act in roles.

In 1900, she acted in Czernowitz and afterwards appeared with Abraham Axelrad, across to Rumania; later with Tanentsop, traveling around with Leresko and Treitler across Hungary and England (London, Glasgow and Manchester) and then returned to Galicia.

In 1903 she married Dovid Vetshteyn and together with him acted in Galicia and Romania. From 1914 to 1908 she acted in Vienna and afterwards until 1926 in Krakow with Yakov, with Kompaneyets and with Adolf Meltzer, earlier as a soubrette and later in character roles. Since 1926 she came back to the stage.

According to Meir Melman she was killed in one of the ghettos at the hands of the Nazis.


Sh. E. from Meir Melman.

  • "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre," New York, 1931, Vol. 1, p. 729.

 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 5, page 4088.
 

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