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
 

Sarah Brez

 

B. was born in 1903 in Dvinsk, Latvia, into a very poor family.

As the actor Max Perlman states, she was raised on her own in the home of Yiddish actor Adolf Shtreytman, and through him performed in the Yiddish theatre.

From childhood on she was in the environment of the Yiddish theatre. She had very early taken with working in various local Yiddish dramatic circles and also she participated in productions of local professional Yiddish actors. Her talent made her more developed, and when she in 1928 came to Riga, she had already been considered as a fine young stage talent, and she had in Riga an opportunity for some years to act in the local "Meutim Theatre" with the best local and guest stars in the entire popular roles.

B. married Yiddish-Russian actor Chiranov (born in Saratov), who earlier had acted on the Russian stage and in film, and she had overtaken him on the Yiddish stage.

When the Nazis had occupied Riga, she together with her husband, as the other thousand Jews became driven twelve kilometers on foot out of the city to the Rumbula forest, and with terrible cold and snow, she was forced to [zikh oystsuton] mother naked, and on 30 November 1941 was shot there. Her husband was also killed there.

 

In a mass grave of those 30,000 Riga Jews killed had the living, remaining Jews in 1964 erect a memorial as a kidushim.
 

M E. from Max Perlman and Sh. E. from Yonah Radinov.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 5, page 4064.
 

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