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
 

Fime Shapiro
 

Born around 1911 in Vilna, Polish Lithuania.

According to David Rogow, he was a student in Vilna University. He had heard that a group of students who had enjoyed themselves with Polish speech, used to perform for the Yiddish youth of the academy. Across in the Yiddish Vilna ghetto, alone he wrote the text to the thing and that he performed.

According to Israel Segal, S.'s mother was a sister of the known composer Dunayevski, who S. had appeared with and searched for in 1941 in Moscow. S. earlier was a student in the Vilna University and afterwards he had taken to performing with the "Yuranda Chorus".

In the Vilna Ghetto he had participated in, in Yiddish, several revue productions, especially in [janr-] songs.

He was killed at the hands of the Germans, together with Yekutiel Rutenberg and Chutriel Broyda in a camp near Koenigsberg.

S. Katsherginski writes:

"Fime Shapiro (....year), was a director and artist of the small, student ensemble "Pikolo", author of songs, he had alone directed. He was sent away to Estonia, from there to Koenigsberg, from where he was together with other men, with hundreds of Vilna Jews....with him returned the brother his Marek."
 

Sh. E. David Rogow and Israel Segal.

S. Katsherginski -- "The Destruction of Vilna", New York, 1947, p. 230.

 


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 5, page 4211.
 

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