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
 

Tsilye Neuhaus
 

 

N. was born in Lodz, Poland.

The daughter of prompter and showman (the saint) Wolf Neuhaus.

At the age of five she began to act in children's roles in the Lodz Yiddish Theatre where Dora Weissman, Anna and Hyman Yakuobvitsh, Lucy and Misha German, guest-starred.

She completed a Yiddish folkshul and then began to attend a gymnasium, but then she changed her studies because of the outbreak of the Second World War and fled with her family to Warsaw. During the sad ghetto life, she performed as a Yiddish actress in coffee houses and at other various activities. When the "Yiden reynigung (Jewish cleansing)" began, she along with her mother, as ostensibly "Christians", went away to the Lublin region.

After Liberation, she came with her mother to Germany, where she acted in the Yiddish theatre in various troupes, also in small art theatres for the Board of Culture -- "Di goldene pave", and in the camps.

In 1950 she left Germany and came to America, where she took part in, from time-to-time, activities in the summers in the Berg Hotel. N. also acted at the "Neyem yidishn teater (New Yiddish Theatre)" in New York, produced through the refugee-actors.

N. was a member of the Yiddish Actors Union (Yidisher artistn fareyn).


Sh. E.

  • Norbert Harovits -- Yidish teater fun der sharit-hplith, "Fun noentn ebr", N. Y., 1955, p. 148.

  • Y. M. [Jacob Mestel] -- Kleynkunst-ovntn, "Yid. kultur", N. Y., June-July, 1955.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 3, page 2126.
 

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