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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

 

Biography
The Stories of the Many Who Were Once Involved with the Yiddish Stage
 


Volume 5

Many men, women and children who once were involved in some way with Europe's Yiddish theatre at the time of the Holocaust were killed, or otherwise died an unnatural death, at the hands of the Nazis or their collaborators. In 1969, Zalmen Zylbercweig published the fifth volume of his "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre," which he dedicated to those martyrs who lost their lives then.

These biographies, whose lengths range from one sentence to dozens of pages, may give the reader a sense of their relation to the Yiddish theatre, their personal lives and careers, their activities during the war and what information was available at the time about their ultimate demise.

This is a project in progress, and to date more than sixty percent of this "martyrs edition" has been translated from the original language of this publication, i.e. Yiddish, into English. Volunteers who can translate Yiddish into English are welcome to participate in this worthwhile project. If you are one of them, please contact the museum at lexicon@museumoffamilyhistory.com to offer your services.

To learn about each person listed below, please click on the link for the individual (or troupe) that you would like to learn more about. You can also use the table below to find a person's surname or the name of a troupe that begins with that letter.

For each individual, the town or city of their birth, when included within the biography, is listed in parentheses next to their name.

Note also that there are indications at the end of most of the translated biographies here that end in "M. E." or "Sh. E.", which are often followed by the name of an individual(s). The initials "M. E." indicate that the answers given by the person(s) supplying the biographical information were given orally; "Sh. E." indicates that the responses were written ones.
 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig.
 

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