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
 

Nerah
(Rivka Motskin-Rakov)
 

 

Born on 3 November 1909 in Vilna, Polish Lithuania. Her parents were small merchants. She learned in an elementary school. In 1914 she began to act in children's roles and sang in the children's chorus in Genfer's troupe.

In 1917 N. acted in young roles in the troupe of Kompaneyets-Fishzon in Kharkov.

From 1918-1926 she was in various Yiddish troupes in Lithuania and Latvia.

In 1927 she was in Riga's Yiddish State Theatre.

In 1928 she was in Vilna's Folks Theatre and then as a young dramatic actress in the Lodz member's troupe, and later in other troupes across Poland, together with her husband, the actor Julius Rakov.


Sh. E. from Julius Rakov.

 


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 1432.
You can also read Nerah's amended biography in the Lexicon's memorial volume, no. 5, by clicking here.
 

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