At the outbreak of the
Second World War, she joined and played with the Soviet
Yiddish State Theatre in Lemberg, where she acted until
the Nazi Occupation.
According to the former
actor Severin Zwerling, she worked during the Nazi
Occupation in the Janover camp and lived in the Ghetto.
Sometimes she had, as a khlumrshtel Pollack, she
smuggled into the Ghetto, and was turned to for support. She washed their clothes,
gave out a shirt, and provided them with food from her
own supply of food. Around the end of 1942 she was
killed by the Nazis.
Jonas Turkow writes:
"Of the murdered Lemberg
Yiddish actresses, one should mention Yetta Hochberg,
who was in the Janover Ghetto.
Yetta Hochberg was not only
a good actress, but also a dear, gentle and warm human
being. In the Janover camp she worked as a
laundry-woman, and she often used to help her friends.
She used to provide them with clean wash and also with
food. She shared with them her last morsel."
M. E. from Severin Zwerling, David Hart; Sh. E. from
Meir Melman, Wolf Mercur.
"Wandering Stars," Buenos Aires, 1953, Volume 2,