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
 

Basia Liebgold
 

 

Born in Przemysl, Galicia, she began her stage career as a chorus girl in the Galician province.

After her marriage to Zalmen Liebgold, she became a soubrette, later a prima donna, and in the end she switched to comedy character roles in the troupes (et al.) of Frances? in Czechoslovakia. In general, L. had worked together on the same Yiddish stage as her husband. In 1936 L. acted with the Germans in the Warsaw "Novoshtshi" Theatre in the play "Rukheles kinder (Rachel's Children)".

She escaped during the the outbreak of the Second World War from her habitat from Krakow to Tarnow where she had with her husband  worked until 1942 by the Nazis through hunger and the cold. And when there was not any more that she could produce, with her husband and daughter Tanke, they was sent to Treblinka where they found their disgraceful death.

Her son Leon acted on the Yiddish stage in America. Her other son, Jan, who until 1942 was sent to work in Pustkov, in 1945 was found by his brother Leon, who had served in the American army in Germany, and he was brought over to America.


Sh. E. from her son Leon Liebgold.

"Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre", Vol. 2, Warsaw, 1934, p. 1025.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 5, page 4210.
Also see Basya's initial Lexicon biography in volume 2 by clicking here.


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