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
 

Clara Desser
(Keyla Toyba)
 

Born in 1892 in Gzhibi, Galicia.

Her father was a merchant, and her mother a retailer who sold pearls.

Her brother was a musician.

After her marriage in 1905 to Joseph Desser, she became a singer and took part in Yiddish variety productions.

D. used to travel around with her own troupes, benefiting from a franchise that her husband had had with the Yiddish theatre.

During the Second World War she was killed by the Nazis in Lemberg.
 

Sh. E. from Meir Melman

Zalmen Reyzen -- "Leksikon fun der yidisher literatur (Lexicon of Yiddish Literature)", Vol. I, p. 568..

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 5, page 3919.
To see Clara's initial Lexicon biography, in Volume 1, please click here.
 

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