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
 

Clara Meisels
(Friedhofer)

 

M. was born on 2 December 1896 in Lemberg, Galicia, to progressive parents. Due to her father's passing she was forced to abandon her studies in the gymnasium and to become a tailor.

She debuted with "amateurs" in a Yiddish production of "Di veber (The Weaver)" under the direction of Karol Adventovitsh.

In 1912 she came to Vienna, where she worked for the first time as a tailor in a factory and in the evening worked in a drama circle with the Yiddish educational union "Ferdinand Lasal".

After her marriage to Abish Meisels she entered as a professional into the Yiddish theatre and began to act with the "Freye folksbine" et al. of Itzhak Deytsh, later in other troupes in Galicia and Austria.
 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 1297.
 

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