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
 

Sonya Gintsburg
(Sarah Chereshnya)
 

 

Born on 3 October 1893 in Ivansk, Radom Gubernia, Poland.

Her father was a rimmer.

She learned for a time in a cheder, and at the age of eight she traveled to Warsaw to a rich aunt. Here G. became an errand girl in a business, became known to the socialistic youth and became an active member in small "Bund". Through the initiative of Itzhak Nozhik, G. was taken into the chorus of the Yiddish theatre, and after a short time returned to work in business.

In 1913 G. toured in Guzik's troupe in Kovno, at first in the chorus, then in small roles. Arriving in Bessarabia she went over to another troupe, where she acted in prima donna roles.

In wartime G. acted in Siberia, Ukraine, White Russia, Poland and went back to Russia, where for three years she performed in concerts of Yiddish folksongs. In 1926 G. immigrated to Canada, where she acts from time to time.
 

M. E.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 483.
 

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