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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

 


 

Ernestine Yungvirt
(Kerner)
 

Y. was  born on 3 April 1891 in Krakow, Western Galicia. 

In 1912. after her marriage to the actor Leopold Yungvirt, she joined Axelrad's acting company in Krakow.  Later she acted in Czernowitz, and after that with Ziegler in Vienna. 

In 1917 she performed in Krakow working for a state-subsidized theatre granted to Fohlman, a wounded war veteran. After this she also worked for Jacob's subsidized theatre. 

From 1921-1923 she performed with Paul Baratov in the Viennese "Der fraye yidishe folksbine (The Free Jewish People's Theatre)." She also performed in Bucharest.

Due to illness she had to retire from the stage and took employment in a laundry in Krakow.

Her sister Fannie also acted on the Yiddish stage.

According to Meir Melman, Y. was murdered by the Nazis during WWII.


Sh. E. by Meir Melman.

  • "Lexicon of Yiddish Theatre," Warsaw, 1934, Vol. II, page 1258.

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 5, page 4006.
You can read Ernestine's initial Lexicon biography in Volume 1 by clicking here.
 

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