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
 

Mina Burshtin
(Halpern)
 

 

B. was born in June 1888 in Toporov, near Brody, Galicia.

At the age of thirteen, she moved over to Rumania to a sister, and at the age of sixteen became known to actor Moshele Burshtin. Two years later they were married.

In 1912 Joseph Kessler engaged Moshele Burshtin for London. After his going over to act for N. Blumental, with whom they were toured various cities, the last proposal, which would "cover travel expenses", she also would begin to act, and as such, she was taken in to the specialty of "mother roles".

B. acted with Morris Moshkovitsh, then with Blumental's troupe, later in her husband's troupes. and in 1935 she had the opportunity to act with Maurice Schwartz. She returned to Paris, and there she was captured by the German occupiers.

According to her daughter, B. once, while walking in the street with danger and her two children, was arrested on a [tribute society?] of a Frenchman, an owner of a leather business, which used to receive payment from the German for each [farmsrtn] Jew.

According to a former French information minister, deportation succeeded, determined, that she in August 1942 was deported, earlier to Drancy, and from there to Auschwitz, where she was killed.
 

Sh. E. from her daughter Khaykele Burshtin.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 5, page 4018.
 

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