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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"


THE UNPUBLISHED VOLUME 7
 

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


Volume 7 (unpublished)

Z. was the editor or author of more than thirty books relating to Yiddish culture and history. The first volume of his opus, the "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre," his most famous work, was published in 1931; Volume 6 was issued in 1969. As Z. passed away in 1972, and the hopes of publishing this last volume in hard copy faded. Volume 5, which was published after World War II, is the Lexicon's "martyr's edition." It consists mostly of biographies of those who were killed during World War II by the Nazis and their collaborators.

Volume 7 was never published in translation until the Museum of Family History began to put them online several years ago, with the permission of the Zylbercweig estate. Here you can read some of Museum's English translations from this volume.

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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 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." (in Yiddish: "mindlekher entfert," which means "oral reply") indicate that the answers/biographical information given by the person(s) supplying the biographical information were given orally; "Sh. E." (in Yiddish: "shriftlekher entfert," which means "written reply") 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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