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
 

Jacob Reinglass
 

R. was born on 14 March 1904 in Lodz, Poland. After completing the dramatic studio in Lodz, he became a member of the small-arts theatre "Arrt" under the artistic direction of Moshe Broderzon.  Later he joined the dramatic theatre and acted in character roles in the "Krokever Yiddish Dramatic Theatre", "Fakt" (Fareynikte idishe dramtishe artistn) and the Vilna Troupe, and from 1933 to 1936 he was with Ida Kaminska in Kaminski's Theatre in Warsaw.

R. and his wife, Zisl Gorlitska, guest-starred afterwards abroad, and later returned in 1938, and he founded, together with actor Yoel Bergman, the small-arts theatre "Balaganeyden", which could not continue due to the outbreak of the Second World War. R. spent seven years in Soviet Russia and [mitgemakht] the fate of the [flikhtlinge].

In 1946 he returned with his wife and son to Poland, but after several weeks he went to Lintz (Austria), where until 1948 he (under the supervision of "Zhoynt"), performed with the Yiddish theatre in the Austrian camps for survivors.

In 1948 he came with his wife and son to Toronto, Canada, where he also went in "opportunity-performances", also concerts and, lastly, in English, in local television programs.


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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 3, page 2131.
 

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