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
 

Zalman Liebgold
 

 

Born in 1877 in Krakow, Galicia.

His father was a merchant with "eyer", a rich owner's house.

He became aroused for the Yiddish stage and in 1900 through his younger brother Zelig, acted comedic character roles. L. had acted in the troupes of Avraham Axelrad, Glimer, Gimpel, Ber Hart, Ebell and in Romania with Aschkenazy. He was a member of the Warsaw Yiddish Actors Union.

When the Nazis captured Poland in 1939, L. had with his wife and two children (Jan and Tanke, the oldest Leon is however a guest player with the "Yidish bande" in America), wandering from his permanent habitat from Krakow to Tarnow, where they had since 1942 worked under Nazi supervision. He became sick from hunger and cold, and when they had, due to physical weakness, at that point could no longer go keep up the pace, with his wife and daughter Tanke, sent away to Treblinka and from there they no longer returned. His son Leon, the successful actor who is married to the actress Lili Lilana, lived in America and had, as an American soldier, appeared in 1945 to find in Germany his brother Jan and brought him to America.


Sh. E. from his 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.
You can read the initial Zalmen Liebgold biography in volume 2 by clicking here.
 

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