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
 

Klara Vetshteyn
(Necheles-Buksenboym)
 

Born in 1875 in Lemberg, Galicia.

Her father was a tailor.

At the age of fourteen she performed as a member of a chorus in Gimpel's Theatre, and a short time afterwards she began to act in roles.

In 1900, she acted in Czernowitz and afterwards appeared with Abraham Axelrad, across to Rumania; later with Tanentsap, traveling around with Leresco and Treitler across Hungary and England (London, Glasgow and Manchester) and then returned to Galicia.

In 1903 she married Dovid Vetshteyn and together with him acted in Galicia and Rumania. From 1914 to 1908 she acted in Vienna and afterwards until 1926 in Krakow with Yakov, with Kompaneyets and with Adolf Meltzer, earlier as a soubrette and later in character roles. Since 1926 she came back to the stage.

According to Meir Melman she was killed in one of the ghettos at the hands of the Nazis.


Sh. E. from Meir Melman.

"Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre", New York, 1931, Vol. 1, p. 729.

 


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 5, page 4088.
 

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