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
 

Bertha Lelchuk

 

L. was born in Pinsk, Poland. Her father was a businessman. She learned in Pinsk and in Warsaw dentistry. L.'s parents often used to take her to theatre productions, and so after that there developed in her an aspiration to act in the theatre. Later, she was a teacher in a children's home for orphans in Sokolow, producing a dramatic circle that arranged productions as income for the children's home, and in that circle she debuted in Y. L. Peretz and Reyzen's one-acters.

In 1920-22 L. also had spent time in Eretz Yisrael and there participated in Hebrew in "Tiatrun Ebri".

In 1922 she came to America and here performed as "Zelda" in Peretz Hirshbein's "Dem shmids tekhter (The Blacksmith's Daughters)".

During the 1923-24 season L. was engaged in Schwartz's Yiddish Art Theatre, and in 1925 she acted in "Unzer teater" ("Miriam" in An-ski's "Tog un nakht (Day and Night)".

L. printed stories in the "Morning Journal" and competent impressions of her visit to the Soviet Union as she crossed over to the Communist Party, entering into "Artef" and publishing her stories in the "Morgen freyheyt".

L. is the wife of the poet Betsalel Friedman.
 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 1159.
 

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