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
 

Moshe Gurvitsh


G. was born in 1892 in Shavel, Lithuania.

Most of the time he lived in Lodz.

He acted on the Yiddish stage, but more as [alts-opgegeben] with the stage parts.

He was known under the name of "Bombe".

According to the actor Koleshnikov, in 1939 G. came with a wife to Bialystok and participated in the organization of a Yiddish theatre, because Bialystok was the center that used to organize the Yiddish theatres.

When in Vilna, the Soviet became assigned to Lithuania, G. went away to there with his wife and children.

When the Nazis seized Vilna, he, as well as all the Jews were deported into the ghetto. There he built a provisional stage for the famous Yiddish real gymnasium, which was in the [shth] of the ghetto, where on 16 January 1942 there occurred the first Yiddish concert. Later G. was deported to Estonia and died there of typhus.


M. E. from Yehoshue Baradov and Zalmen Kaleshnikov.

Yisrael Segal -- The First Concert in the Vilna Ghetto, "Fun letstn khurbn", Munich, August 1946.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 5, page 4219.
 

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