Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
She was born on 1 April 1904
in Brest-Litovsk, Polish Lithuania.
Her father was a shoemaker.
In 1915 V. was sent out by
the Russian war administration from Brest to Minsk where
went to the professional Yiddish school, and there she
learned as a tailor until 1920. From 1920-1 she also
took year-long courses to be a teacher in a trade
school, where Rafelsky was a teacher.
Already since 1918 V. had
participated in various dramatic circles, but after
becoming known to Rafelsky, she performed in the amateur
group under his leadership, from which she joined his
In 1921 V. performed in
Moscow in the Yiddish section of the White Russia
Institute for Scenic Arts, where she learned until 1926,
and when the studio transformed into Vim't, V.
automatically became a member of that theatre.
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 1, page 651.
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