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
 

Julia Zandberg

 

Z. was born in 1870 in Simferopol, Crimea.

Her father was a cantor.

When Fishzon's troupe performed in Simferopol, Z. due to her beautiful voice, was taken into his chorus, although she first performed in Yekaterinoslav. For a short time she later took on small roles and soon became popular in Russia as a singer in Goldfaden's repertoire. Then she also performed successfully in the "modern" repertoire.

In 1903 Z. married actor Yitzhak Zandberg and then acted for two years in the troupes of Fishzon and Kaminska. They came to Lodz in 1905, where her husband took over the direction of the Grand Theatre.

Since then Z. has acted rarely and went more into the unofficial management of the theatre. After her husband's death, Z. directed the theatre for a certain time, at first together with M. D. Vaksman, and later as a co-partner with Vaksman, Julius Adler and Herman Serotsky.

First the fire at the Grand Theatre eliminated Z. completely from the Yiddish theatre, and after lying sick for two years, she finally passed away, departing on 10 March 1925 in Lodz.

 


Z.'s sister was the wife of actor Moshe Shapiro.


M. E. from her son Yosef Zandberg and from China Braginska.

  • -- Julia (Ita) Zandberg [necrology] "Lodz tagenlblat", 11 March 1925.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 747.
 

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