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
 

Lili Goldberg
 

G. was born  in 1912.

She acted in the Yiddish State Theatre in Baku, capital of the Soviet Azerbaijan Republic.

When, during the Second World War, the Yiddish actors were divided among the Yiddish troupes in Vilna, and she participated, together with her husband, the actor Yakov (Yasha) Gergolski, a four-year old young girl, Susana, and a nor-vos-born child, she arrived in Bialystok(?). A little later, when the Soviets had founded a Yiddish State Theatre in Vilna, they were were placed there. Reportedly, during the Occupation the Nazis had them in the ghetto. The children were burned up in a barn in the presence of their parents. G. had the Nazis razor the eyes then had her killed, and her husband was, after trying to resist the Nazis, was also killed by them.
 

Sh. E. from Yonah Radinov.

  • Sh. Katsherginski -- "The Destruction of Vilna", New York, 1947, p. 222.

 


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 5, page 4500.
 

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