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
 

Helena Velish
(Inventarzsh)
 

 

She was born in 1907 in Grochov, near Warsaw, Poland.

Her father was an estate lessee(?)

Later she moved to Warsaw.

She began her stage career by traveling with the provincial troupe under the direction of Chaim Sandler across Poland, and continued since then with the Yiddish theatre.

"During the Second World War--she went over to Jonas Turkow--to his house, where the Zandbergs [actor-family] had lived [in Warsaw] on Shvientoyerska 18, incidentally in the house where the actors Shlomo Kutner, Itzhak Inventarzsh, and his sister Helena Velish lived who, whilst in the Warsaw Ghetto an [German] incendiary bomb had fallen and destroyed the Zandbergs' apartment. They were all just found in a cellar, and they had escaped death--but unfortunately temporarily."

In 1942 H. was observed on the "Umshlagplatz" in Warsaw and afterwards destroyed by the Nazis.
 

Sh. E. from her brother Itzhak Inventarzsh.

Jonas Turkow-- "Farloshene Shtern (Extinguished Stars)", Buenos Aires, 1953, Vol. II, pp. 58-59.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 4, page 3068.
 

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