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Lexicon of the Yiddish
BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE WHO WERE ONCE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE;
IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
VOLUME 5: THE KDOYSHIM (MARTYRS) EDITION, 1967, Mexico City
1875 in Lemberg, Galicia.
father was a tailor.
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.
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.
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.
from Meir Melman.
"Lexicon of the Yiddish
Theatre," New York, 1931, Vol. 1, p. 729.
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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