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
 

Batya Wiernik
 

 

W. was born on 21 March 1884 in Vilna, Polish Lithuania.

She is the sister of Peretz Wiernik.

At the age of eight she came to America.

She finished a folkshul, learned Hebrew and Chumash with a rabbi.

In 1900 she began to write Yiddish songs as "Shulamit", and since that time often participated in Yiddish periodical journals.

On 19 December 1923 at the Grand Street Theatre in New York, she put on a [voyletetikn avek] directed by Cesar Greenberg, W.'s play "Lomir makhn a pshrh".


Zalmen Reyzen -- "Leksikon fun der yidisher literatur (Lexicon of Yiddish Literature)", Vol. I, pp. 990.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 727.
 

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