Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
Born cir 1888 in Lodz,
Poland, to well-to-do parents who were bakery owners.
She completed a
four-class school. Having already in school
an opportunity to participate in a production, she
thus became excited about the theatre.
She went around later
with an amateur troupe with which she acted in
several productions in Lodz.
In 1910 she acted in Z.
Zylbercweig's amateur troupe where she developed her
abilities, especially as "Dagma" in Sven Lange's
"Samson and Delilah".
In 1912 Z. began to act
professionally in Zandberg's Grand Theatre in Lodz, and
later crossed over to Julius Adler's at the Skala.
Since then she has acted
in various troupes across Poland and Lithuania, and
for a certain time under the directions of David
Herman as "Leah" in "The Dybbuk".
Z. translated Sidney's
drama "Di froy vos hot derget".
On 12 December 1926 Z.
passed away from typhus in Lodz and came to here
eternal rest at the cemetery there.
-- Gitl Zaritska, "Lodz tagenblat", 13 December 1926.
der loyh, "Lodz tagenblat", 14 December 1926.
Zylbercweig -- "Hinter forhang", Vilna, 1928, pp. 170-3,
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 1, page 757.
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