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Lexicon of the Yiddish
BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE WHO WERE ONCE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE;
IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
VOLUME 5: THE KDOYSHIM (MARTYRS) EDITION, 1967, Mexico City
Y. was born on 3 April
1891 in Krakow, Western Galicia.
In 1912. after her marriage
to the actor Leopold Yungvirt, she joined Axelrad's
acting company in Krakow. Later she acted in
Czernowitz, and after that with Ziegler in Vienna.
In 1917 she performed in
Krakow working for a state-subsidized theatre granted to
Fohlman, a wounded war veteran. After this she also
worked for Jacob's subsidized theatre.
From 1921-1923 she performed
with Paul Baratov in the Viennese
fraye yidishe folksbine (The Free Jewish People's
Theatre)." She also performed in Bucharest.
Due to illness she had to retire from the stage and took
employment in a laundry in Krakow.
Her sister Fannie also acted on the Yiddish stage.
According to Meir Melman, Y. was murdered by the Nazis
Sh. E. by Meir Melman.
- "Lexicon of
Yiddish Theatre," Warsaw, 1934, Vol. II, page
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 5, page 4006.
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