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
 

Moritz (Itzhak-Moshe) Lieblich

 

L. was born in 18... in Falticeni or Bucharest, Rumania. His father was an owner of a wine cellar in Bucharest. L. had, in his early youth, taken to his father's employment, and since 1879 he also became the owner of the "Zhignitsa" Garden ("Gradina Lieblich Zhignitsa" -ed.), where they used to stage Yiddish theatre from time to time.

L. was hindered in his attempts to produce a permanent Yiddish theatre in Bucharest, and especially troubled, that in the troupes, which used to perform in Zhignitsa under his direction, were permitted to stage Goldfaden's plays. Atop those troupes stood Avraham Goldfaden, Kalmen Juvelier, Berta Kalich, Aneta Finkel and Malvina Lobel.

On 15 October 1913 L. suddenly passed away in Bucharest and shortly thereafter the possession of the Zhignitsa passed to his close [friend?] Itsikl Goldenberg.

Berta Kalich characterized him as such in her "memoirs":

"That man had love for the Yiddish theatre with his entire heart, and though it had lacked the enthusiasm of Gimpel, he then was only successful in the Bucharest theatre....he was rich and had influence in the city. In his theatre there used to come princes and counts, and they were able to count him as their own, as they had dnkh-erts for him. He had an odd nature. Respected and strong and even though as much crafty as clever, but he always acted with tact. Lieblich had conducted a large business.

 

However at no time was he not famous with his wealth. He had lived a full life and all of the time he had borne witness to be with vir?e to his fellow man.
 

M. E. from Itsikl Goldenberg.

  • Berta Kalich -- [memoirs] "Der tog", N. Y., 30 May, 6 June 1925.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 1038.
 

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