Lives in the Yiddish Theatre
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"

1931-1969
 

Esther Adler
(Shatsky)
 

 

A. was born in Ostrog, White Russia. At the age of sixteen she was brought over to London, England, by her sister Leah Schwartz, and together with her she participated in Yiddish amateur productions. In 1907 she came to Paris with her family and there participated, until the First World War, in Yiddish amateur productions. Due to the fact that the war, the professional actor was lacking, and due to the fact that no one could enter the country, she together with her sister became associated with the professional Yiddish theatre, and together with her husband, the actor Jacob Piekarnik, had acted in the troupes under the direction of Blumental, Burstein, members troupes, and with Maurice Schwartz during his guest-starring appearance in Paris. She also used to participate in the Yiddish theatre productions in Antwerp, Brussels and London.

After that her husband was captured by the Nazis and deported, and she remained alone in Paris until September 1942. Her daughter, who had fled Paris a year earlier and lived in the non-occupied zone in Lyon, Southern France, had arranged to bring her there, and for her to be sent on her way by a dear friend, a young Christian woman who was to meet her at a certain "point" and help her go over to the "demarcation line", between Shalan and Dijon. They had met there, entered into the ariber fir-bos, but after several minutes she was led away? into the tfish of Shalan. From there she was returned to Paris and then to the Drancy camp, from where some weeks later she was deported, to an umbavausen place from where she did not return.
 

Sh. E. from Kheykele Burstein-Schwartz.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 5, page 4373.
 

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