Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
Born 10 November,
1921 in Czernowitz.
Her father was a
professor of German language, also Latin and
She was raised in
both the German and French languages, Yiddish
very little. When she had to audition in 1945 to
join the Yiddish Kunst- Teater IKUF , the
commission having the artist Yakov Mandsdorf
among them, they permitted her to recite in
German language Goete's "Dos clerchen" (from "Egmond")
and Rilke's prayer song "Nonen-klang". This
recital enabled her to receive some important
stage personage with the obligation for her to
better learn the Yiddish language. She started
to visit the Yiddish union and especially the
evening recitals of Leib Lewin. Before long she
learned Yiddish well.
H. started in 1945
in IKUF as the main actress in MRIS from Moshe
Pintshewsky "Ich libe (I Live)", "Hava and
and "Teyve der milchiker", "Hana
roize", Perets' "S'brent"
,and Di almune (The Widow)" and "Nokh kvure" and
Di makhatuneste", "Drai perl".
In 1948 she moved to
the Yiddish Social Theatre were she played
"Galina" in Simonov's "Fremder shotn", Ester in
"Der oytzer" from Sholem Aleichem, "Luize" and
Schiller's "Cavale and love".
finished the course of philosophy at the
university and became a teacher of German and
In February 1965 and during
1966 she appeared in Vienna in Yiddish in the theatre "Kurage"
with a recital evening meshulim by Shteinbarg,
ballads from Manger, songs from Lotzky, dances, song for
children and the poem Babi Yar.
The same program she gave in
Berlin on the stage of Minster University and was
mentioned in the German press (Wolkblatt, Vienna, 19
March 1965. Sakzburger Nachrichten (News), 24 March,
1965, Neues Ostereich. 20 March,1965, Courier, 24 March
H. is living now in
Düsseldorf, east Germany where she translates Romanian
prose for German editors.
M. E. from Edith
Horowitz and Sh.E. from Julian Schwarz.
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 6, page 4893.
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