Lives in the Yiddish Theatre


Rosa Fachler


Born on 25 January 1891 in Nikolayev, Kherson Gubernia, Ukraine. Parents -- owners of a furniture business. She completed a four-class private school.

In 1907 she debuted in Bender under the direction of Meyerson, then she acted with Sabsey in Odessa. 1912 -- married David Fachler [according to an autobiography, she first began to act then], and she maintained her own troupe until 1918, then (until 1920), acted in Odessa with Misha Fishzon and Bertanov in better Yiddish theatres.

Due to the anxious conditions in Russia, she went away with her husband to Bessarabia (then already Romania), where she acted again with Misha Fiszon's troupe and later with Baratov's troupe. Here and also in the city of Alt-Romania, she had the opportunity to act with the guest-starring David Zeiderman and Chana Lerner, Irving Jacobson and Mae Schoenfeld, Nellie Casman, Vera Kanievska-Paul, Breitman, Anna Jacobowitz, Hymie Prizant and Lidia Pototska.

After the liberation of Moldavia by the Red Army, F. directed with the local Yiddish state theatre.

When Moldavia was evacuated by the Red Army, F., together with a group of Yiddish actors from Kishinev's Yiddish theatre, with Sidi Thal at its head, guest-starred across the entirety of Middle Asia, and especially Siberia and the Urals.


1913 -- F. participated in Moscow in the silent film "Kiddush Hashem, oder, Di tragedye fun a yidish meydl".

 Summer 1945 -- F. passed away in Tashkent.

In the necrology of the Moscow "Eynikeyt", it was said, "Rosa Falcher created a series of 'shapes' of Yiddish, in classical and modern repertoire. She was very popular with the Yiddish theatre audiences of Moldavia.

Fachler died in a time when her talent had reached its full abilities. Her death is a serious loss for the Yiddish Soviet stage."

Zalmen Zylbercweig, who had seen her act in 1928 in Bessarabia, maintains that she was one of the creative mother-role players on the Yiddish stage.

F.'s husband and son were Yiddish actors.

Sh. E. from Max Breen.

  • Z. Zylbercweig -- Troyerik gelebt un troyerik geshtorbn, "Lodzer tagenblat", Lodz, 29 November, 1 December, 1929.

  • Zalmen Zylbercweig -- "Teater-figurn", Buenos Aires, 1936, pp. 81-92.






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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 3, page 2204.

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