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
 

   Gitl Zaritska
(Lifshits-Zeliger)
 

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.

 

M. E.

  • Julius Adler -- Gitl Zaritska, "Lodz tagenblat", 13 December 1926.

  • Barikht fun der loyh, "Lodz tagenblat", 14 December 1926.

  • Zalmen Zylbercweig -- "Hinter forhang", Vilna, 1928, pp. 170-3, 200-207.


 

 

 

 


 

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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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