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
 

Chana Makharovska
(Gekht)

 

M. was born in 1895 in Odessa, Ukraine. Her father was a commissioner. She received a secular education. During a festivity arranged by a brother, she performed with a song and caught the attention of onyuezndikn Yiddish theatre director Sabsey, to which she soon performed with in the chorus, and after several years she went over to act in operetta repertoire in second prima donna roles. In 1912 she performed in Krause's troupe, with whom she toured across Turkey and Rumania.

Returning, she acted as a prima donna in Rappel's troupe. In 1915 she toured with a troupe as a soubrette-prima donna and "old comic". In 1918 she returned to Odessa and, after she had lost her voice, went over to "old comic" roles which she had performed in Avraham Fishzon's troupe. Here she married actor Moshe Dovid Makharovsky, with whom she went with in 1921 to Paris and acted since then in various troupes, even in Lodz.

During the outbreak of the Second World War, she was found with her family in France, where she was taken in by the Nazi invaders from her home on 16 July 1942, together with her son, and led away to somewhere and to be united by the Germans.

Her husband, the actor Moshe Dovid Makharovsky ["Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre", Vol. II, pp. 1216-1217], had shown up saved and living in the land of Israel.
 

Sh. E. from M. D. Makharovsky.

  • "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre", Vol. II, Warsaw, 1934, pp. 1216.

 


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 5, page 4126.
You can see Chana's original Lexicon biography here.
 

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