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
 

Menachem (Mitye) Bliacher

Brother of actor Shabtai Bliacher.

There is no biographical data about him. It is certain that he was born in Vilna.

In the book "Eyn un tsvantsik un eyner", there are the following names about him:

Leyzer Ran writes:

"His [Shabtai's] brother, the artist Mitye [Menachem] Bliacher, a graduate of the first Yiddish dramatic studio in Vilna, [expresses?] sympathy for the greater Yiddish dramatic circle and co-author of a popular sketch 'iterkishe punctuality' (together with the artist Reuben-Alter Aguz),  with his wife [who were] killed on the arisher]side. Their daughter oybergelebt bay a Christian friend and found herself in Mexico". [ By her Zanavitsh family, who adopted her].

Avraham Morevsky writes:

"His brother Mitye [Menachem] Bliachher, a bright geshtalt, what began an historical existence and later went away from the theatre, was killed by a partisan's bullet.

In a uniform of a Polish officer he went into battle against Hitler's Germany. The Polish army fell and he remained in a shtetl as a teacher with a Pole. The Red partisans were attacked by the 'White Poles' and their officer was shot.

And whom did they target? And what happened? That the Jewish intelligence had to do with class-enemy whom the Red partisans had sought to eradicate?

Far from home, rejected, forgotten, not even worthy to be put into a Jewish brother's grave; Mitye Bliacher remains somewhere in a field for [kroen un shakaln]".

  • Sh. Bliacher -- "Eyn un tsvantsik un eyner", New York 1962, pp. 4, 91, 95, 97.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 5, page 4853.
 

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