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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

 


 

Sara Zubak


Sh. Blakher writes:

"She came into the theatre chorus under very bad conditions (for Yiddish performers). For her, an immigrant from Russia; she left Russia and badly heard the Yiddish language, with keynes nit gehbrt. She sung, the pogroms increased, and she left from home.

In the years of 1928-9 the artist Israel Zubiak took her out of the chorus and traveled with her across the small villages."

In his biography about her husband Blacher tells that in 1936, in the small village of Zhaludok, it happened that her husband glued a poster on which with great autyut was written "guest-starring Sara and Israel Zubak," and in the small villages they used to both take to acting in the main roles of the play which they had been given.

Now after their marriage, on the way over from Pinsk to Motele, the wagon on which they were traveling, turned over and he broke a leg. This had stirred her up to act, so that she [could] help her husband out with their income, and she used to understudy.

During one of the "cleansings" of the Vilna Ghetto, she was taken to her martyr's death.

Sh. Katsherginski in his book "The Destruction of Vilna," stated that in 1941 she was led from Vilna to Ponar.
 

M. E. from Yehoshua Borodov.

  • Sh. Katsherginski -- "The Destruction of Vilna," New York, 1947, p. 232.

  • Sh. Blacher -- "Eyn un tsvantsik un eyner," New York, 1962, p. 80.

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 5, page 4013.
 

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