Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
A was born in 1909 in Minsk,
White Russia, to poor parents.
In the winter her father
used to [farrikhn] galoshes.
In 1918, due to her father's
passing, she had to leave her studies in the craftsmen's
school. Due the bad economic situation, A. in 1920 was taken into a children's home where she learned
for for a short time to be a seamstress. Afterwards she
went to a Soviet school, where she learned until 1924.
As a child A. was taken
together with the children, and for them there were
plenty of times when she had heard of tales of the
theatre. Already in a children's home A.
participated in the productions and later in a dramatic
In 1924 A. went into the
Yiddish State Institute for the Scenic Arts, and then
went automatically over to "Vim't".
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 1, page 90.
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