Thus he writes in connection
with Morris Moskowitz's performance in Warsaw in
"Also blameless was
Moskowitz, the gevisnhoftikn regisseur, who gave
over such a difficult role as Laura to the woman
Gottlieb, who is a wholly gifted artist and had done
everything in the piece, which only her strength could
have permitted her, who could however positively not be
fartretn any dramatic premiere.
And about G.'s acting with
the guest-starring Boris Thomashefsky in Kobrin's "The
Lost Paradise," Noakh Prilutski writes:
"Mrs. Gotlib (Dobe), the
wise mother of the 'play,' had a nice piece of advice
given with the sea wail [im yomer] and performed,
came out entirely natural from her."
"Madame Bik" in
Bergelson's "Der toyber"
Jonas Turkow writes:
"Samberg has to thank very
much his first wife, the actress Helena Gottlieb, who
had come from an intellectual home (the Shlargmans from
Warsaw), and alone belongs to the intellectual actresses
of the old Yiddish guard.
During the German
bombardment in the year 1939, Samberg could not avoid
going out of his home at Panska 22, and his wife Helena
Gotlib, became wounded. In the Warsaw ghetto Samberg
became the artistic director of the Yiddish theatre, the
'New Azazel,' which was formed on Novolipie and Zelazna,
under the direction of the actor Chaim Sandler. He acted
together with his wife in this theatre. When the
'liquidation' in the Warsaw Ghetto began, the Sambergs
received the first blow: They were picked up and
evacuated to Treblinka into the gas chambers, she his
true life companion and friend, his teacher and devoted
friend, Helena Gotlib."
"Lexicon of the
Yiddish Theatre, " N.Y., 1931, Vol. 1, p. 256.
"Yiddish Theatre," Bialystok, 1921,pages 35, 43.
"Four Generations of Yiddish Theatre," Buenos Aires,
1944, 2nd part, pages 244, 321, 352.
Jonas Turkow-- "Azoy
iz es geven," Buenos Aires, 1948, p. 201.
"Extinguished Stars," Buenos Aires, 1953, Vol. 1, pages
17-27, 32, 121; Vol. 2, pages 95, 103.
Zygmunt Turkow-- "Di
ibergerisene tkufeh," Buenos Aires, 1961, pages 47,
156 and 164.