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
 

Devorah (Dorele) Hilsberg

 

She was born on 14 December 1926 in Vilna, Polish Lithuania.

Her father was the actor Mordechai (Motl) Hilsberg.

She acted in children's roles till the end of 1932 with the guest-starring Berta Gerstin; in 1933 with Ludwig Satz and with Nellie Kesman; in 1934 with Regina Zucker, Lucy German and Ida Kaminska; in 1938 with Osip Runitsh and Genya Shlit in Riga.

In 1941 H. had already acted in roles for adults in the Warsaw Ghetto in the "New Azazel" for Chaim Sandler, and she participated in Viskind's production of Kobrin's "Dorfsyung".

H. was killed at the hands of the Nazis in Treblinka in either 1942 or 1943.


Sh. E. from father Mordechai Hilsberg.

 


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 5, page 4257.
 

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